Nations and Nationalism (New Perspectives on the Past) (Paperback)

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By Ernest Gellner, John Breuilly (Introduction by)
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"The second edition of this canonical text comes with a compelling introduction by John Breuilly which revists Gellner's theory in the light of contemporary debates on nationalism."
―Umut zk r ml , Istanbul Bilgi University

First published in 1983, Nations and Nationalism remains one of the most influential explanations of the emergence of nationalism ever written. This updated edition of Ernest Gellner's now-canonical work includes a new introductory essay from John Breuilly, tracing the way the field has evolved over the past two decades, and a bibliography of important work on nationalism since 1983.

About the Author

The late Ernest Gellner (1925-1995) was Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, part of the Central European University, in Prague. His many books included Plough, Sword and Book: The Structure of Human History, Conditions of Liberty: Civil Society and Its Rivals, and Language and Solitude: Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma. John Breuilly is Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics. His books include The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871 and Nationalism and the State.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801475009
ISBN-10: 0801475007
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: February 10th, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: New Perspectives on the Past