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    DescriptionErnest Gellner was a multilingual polymath, able to set the agenda in the study of nationalism and the sociology of Islam. In this definitive biography, particular attention is paid to his Prague roots, and to debates with Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, Charles Taylor, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and many others.

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    Ernest Gellner
    An Intellectual Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John A. Hall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844677580
    ISBN 10: 1844677583

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, HPCF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000, A10204050
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    Abridged Dewey: 109
    BISAC V2.8: BIO009000, BIO021000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 199.4371
    LC classification: B1626.G444 H35 2011
    Thema V1.0: QDHR, DNB
    Illustrations note
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    JOHN A. HALL is the James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology at McGill University in Montreal. His books include Powers and Liberties, Liberalism, Coercion and Consent, International Orders, and (with Charles Lindholm) Is America Breaking Apart?
    Review quote
    "Few books have more successfully combined the study of personal life and intellectual development in the turbulent setting of the twentieth century." Eric Hobsbawam, Observer Books of the Year "Gellner has been brought back to life - alongside his combative ideas and his maverick approach to intellectual combat - in a sympathetic but by no means reverential biography by his former pupil John A. Hall." Wall Street Journal "The cumulative effect is monumental - and a monument does seem overdue." Scott McLemee, National