Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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This book examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various nations. It explores nationality through the difficulties and conflicts that have arisen throughout history, and discusses nations and nationalism from social, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives. In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Steven Grosby looks at the nation in history, the territorial element in nationality, and the complex ways nationality has co-existed with religion, and shows how closely linked the concept of nationalism is with being human. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 10.16mm | 140.61g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones, 3 maps, 1 line drawing
  • 0192840983
  • 9780192840981
  • 118,966

Table of contents

List of illustrations ; 1. The Problem ; 2. What is a Nation? ; 3. The Nation as a Social Relation ; 4. Motherland, Fatherland and Homeland ; 5. The Nation in History ; 6. Whose God is Mightier? ; 7. Human Divisiveness ; 8. Conclusion ; References ; Further Reading ; Index
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About Steven Grosby

Steven Grosby is Professor of Religion at Clemson University. His publications include: Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern, The calling of Education: The Academic Ethic and Other Essays on Higher Education, and The Theory of Objective mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Culture.
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