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By Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (editors)

The pervasiveness of nationalism, its many manifestations over the centuries, and the commonly scattered means it's been studied make it a very tricky topic to strategy and discover. ABC-CLIO bargains the best complete reference to be had on a necessary subject in sleek international background. throughout 4 volumes, countries and Nationalism: an international historic assessment covers all elements of nationalism, in all elements of the area, from the time of the French Revolution to the current day.Nations and Nationalism is helping scholars, researchers, and different readers discover nationwide identities and nationalistic events in old context. prepared chronologically, its 4 volumes mix thematic essays on assorted features of nationalism with case experiences of key ancient advancements concerning particular international locations at particular occasions. The encyclopedia makes a speciality of Europe, Latin the United States, Africa, and Asia, with featured insurance of nationalist cultural creations, together with literature, song, symbols, and mythologies.

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For instance, in the French Revolution, different types of media were used to emotionalize the masses. Furthermore, the stronger the focus on the fatherland or nation became, the more human rights and notions of transnational cooperation or peace suffered, as is illustrated by the hypertrophic attitudes of so-called “grand” nations, cultures, races, and religions. The concept of nation was elaborated in philosophy and literature as local and universal loyalties decreased. National visions, constructs, and policies helped integrate geographic and/or cultural areas in administrative and legal terms.

If you don’t, I’ll beat you” (Greenfeld 2001, 278). As Eugen Weber has famously documented with regard to the French case, it may take a considerable period of time before the bulk of a population is actually brought into the orbit of national discourse and comes to see the world in national terms (E. Weber 1976). This was certainly true in much of Latin America, where personalist caudillos ruled for much of the 19th century over essentially agricultural societies, while the bulk of the population remained in semifeudal conditions.

Sweeping political changes invariably transform a nation’s culture. The French Revolution replaced a cultural establishment with a revolutionary vanguard. This new cultural elite set out to revolutionize the arts, paradoxically looking to classical antiquity for ways to express the newfound sovereignty of the people. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 17 NATIONALISM AND CONFLICT French cultural avant-garde, foreshadowing the modern idea of “national in form, global in content”—the characteristic of a culture in the age of globalization.

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