When Nationalism Began to Hate

When Nationalism Began to Hate : Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth-Century Poland

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With this book, Porter offers readers a new explanation for the emergence of xenophobic, authoritarian nationalism in Europe. Focusing on 19th-century Poland, he traces the transformation of revolutionary patriotism into a violent anti-Semitic ideology. Instead of deterministically attributing this charge to the "forces of modernization", Porter argues that the language of hatred and discipline was central to the way "modernity" itself was perceived-or perhaps "imagined"-by fin-de-siecle intellectuals.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 162.1 x 237.7 x 25.9mm | 698.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195131460
  • 9780195131468

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The book is a very welcome addition to the historiographies of both Poland and nationalism, bringing an expanded base of sources, fresh hypotheses, and skillfull discussion to familiar topics. It succeeds admirably in being at once provocative and authoritative in its scholarship and simultaneously empathetic and critical toward the subject matter * American Historical Review * An extensively researched and perceptive analysis * American Historical Review *show more

About Brian Porter

Brian Porter is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. The Nation as Action ; 2. The Social Nation ; 3. The Struggle for Survival ; 4. The Return to Action ; 5. The Lud, the Narod, and Historical Time ; 6. Organization ; 7. The National Struggle ; 8. National Egoism ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Indexshow more

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