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Nationalism in Modern Europe


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List of Figures List of Maps 1. Introduction 2. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815 3. Restoration, Romanticism, and Emancipatory Impulses, 1815-1850 4. Industrialization, Ideological Radicalization, and Imperialism, 1850-1890 5. European Nationalism between Mass Politics, War, and Peace, 1890-1920 6. Nationalism and Belonging in an Age of Extremes, 1920-1945 7. The Fate of Nationalism in a Divided Europe, 1945-1989 8. Nationalism and Belonging in Europe since the Cold War 9. Postscript Select Bibliography

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A comprehensive narrative history of the development of nationalism in Europe from the late-18th century to the present.

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Derek Hastings is Associate Professor of History at Oakland University, USA. He is the author of Catholicism and the Roots of Nazism: Religious Identity and National Socialism (2010).


[A] rich and valuable survey of nationalism over more than two centuries together with an introduction to the main theories of and about nationalism - a formidable achievement for which the author deserves high praise. * Canadian Journal of History *
Up-to-date and informative across many national histories, Hastings's new work is at once a narrative history of modern nationalism in Europe and a political history of modern Europe. As such it could serve as a core textbook for an undergraduate course on European nationalism with a narrative spine, or it could feature alongside readings on social, cultural, and economic history in a modern Europe survey ... [An] informative overview of the subject, useful as an introduction but also with details and examples that may be new to many specialists. * Journal of Modern History *
An accessible and compelling narrative of European nationalism. The book's great merit, beyond its clarity and erudition, is its breathtaking breadth. Derek Hastings explores contexts as diverse as revolutionary France, nineteenth-century Greece and German re-unification. Along the way, he skillfully demonstrates the ways in which nationalism shaped and was shaped by key historical developments. These discussions are helpfully complemented by maps, images and primary sources that make this book ideal for classroom use. * Joshua Arthurs, Associate Professor of History, West Virginia University, USA *
With its broad chronological and geographic sweep, this book fills an important lacuna in the study of nationalism. Derek Hastings writes engagingly, and his synthesis, which draws on a broad array of printed primary and secondary sources, will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from students to specialists in nationalism studies. * Nancy M. Wingfield, Presidential Research Professor of History, Northern Illinois University, USA *

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