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Nations and nationalism : a global historical overview /
Guntram H. Herb, David H. Kaplan, editors.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
description
4 v. : ill.
ISBN
9781851099078 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
isbn
9781851099078 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Vol. 1. 1770 to 1880 -- v. 2. 1880 to 1945 -- v. 3. 1945 to 1989 -- v. 4. 1989 to present.
local note
Victoria University Library copy donated by The Friends of Victoria University Library.
catalogue key
6365411
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library. 2008/11/25.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2008-11-01:
Understanding the tenets of nation and nationalism is complex and perplexing even for the most seasoned, knowledgeable person. What is a nation? What is nationalism? Seemingly, these are two very simple questions, yet they are not easily or thoroughly comprehended or answered. Nations and Nationalism is the quintessential resource for anyone desiring to understand these concepts. The first volume spans the formative process of nations, from 1770 to 1880. The second volume investigates nationalism during the industrial age, 1880 to 1945. The third volume deals with the decline of nationalism in the aftermath of WW II, 1945 to 1989. Finally, the fourth volume outlines the transformation and resurgence of nationalism from the end of the Cold War to the present. All 104 country essays are arranged similarly. They highlight unique events, persons, and institutions, and they feature sidebars and photographs. The thoroughness and attention to detail in this set are superior. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. W. Jakub Franciscan University of Steubenville
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"Geographers Guntram Herb (Middlebury College) and David Kaplan (Kent State) have made a valuable contribution with this distinctive work that admirably fulfills its objective of identifying 'major historical eras in the development of nations and nationalism' and examining 'characteristic themes and representative cases' thereof(xi)... In sum, this is an impressive and noteworthy work, also available in electronic format, which should prove a welcome addition to academic collections in political science, appealing to undergraduate and graduate students alike. It is suitable for reference collections, but because each volume can stand on its own, it could circulate as well." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Geographers Guntram Herb (Middlebury College) and David Kaplan (Kent State) have made a valuable contribution with this distinctive work that admirably fulfills its objective of identifying 'major historical eras in the development of nations and nationalisM&Apos; and examining 'characteristic themes and representative cases' thereof(xi)... In sum, this is an impressive and noteworthy work, also available in electronic format, which should prove a welcome addition to academic collections in political science, appealing to undergraduate and graduate students alike. It is suitable for reference collections, but because each volume can stand on its own, it could circulate as well." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers." - Choice
"The chronologies are especially useful. This is a unique tool that would be welcome in world history and global studies programs. The most current of the volumes, 1989 to Present, would be helpful in understanding complicated, current international events. No other reference set covers this ground. Highly recommended.' " - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
"The weighty four-volume set Nations and Nationalism is a top pick for both high school and college-level libraries, offering a survey of the entire time period of modern nationalism from its 18th century origins to post-Cold War manifestations." - Midwest Book Review
"With it's chronological as well as nation-by-nation approach, this new set should be a useful addition for academic and large public libraries." - Booklist
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Summaries
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A compilation of essays analyzing the varied dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across the world, from the time of the French Revolution onwards.
Description for Reader
* Covers the evolution of modern nationalism from its origins in the 18th century to the present * Helps readers compare and contrast developments in different regions and locate information on places that are customarily neglected or sidelined * Includes thematic essays on major cultural, social, political, and economic developments during the four time periods * Features the work of recognized scholars, ensuring in-depth coverage and balanced treatment in a highly contested subject area
Description for Reader
Covers the evolution of modern nationalism from its origins in the 18th century to the present Helps readers compare and contrast developments in different regions and locate information on places that are customarily neglected or sidelined Includes thematic essays on major cultural, social, political, and economic developments during the four time periods Features the work of recognized scholars, ensuring in-depth coverage and balanced treatment in a highly contested subject area
Description for Reader
. Over 150 contributorsdistinguished international scholars from a wide range of disciplines . Over 100 country essays covering all major world regions from the origins of modern nationalism in the 18th century to the present . Over 40 thematic essays that frame the country studies with discussions of different contexts and central issues in the development of nations and nationalism . Hundreds of photographs and illustrations portraying important persons, monuments, places and artifacts .Over 60 historical and modern maps to help orient the reader . A general index offering access to the entries by different topics, places, and persons
Long Description
The pervasiveness of nationalism, its many manifestations over the centuries, and the widely scattered way it has been studied make it a particularly difficult subject to approach and explore. ABC-CLIO offers the finest comprehensive reference available on an essential topic in modern world history. Across four volumes, Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview covers all aspects of nationalism, in all parts of the world, from the time of the French Revolution to the present day. Nations and Nationalism helps students, researchers, and other interested readers explore national identities and nationalistic movements in historical context. Organized chronologically, its four volumes combine thematic essays on different characteristics of nationalism with case studies of key historical developments involving specific nations at specific times. The encyclopedia focuses on Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, with featured coverage of nationalist cultural creations, including literature, music, symbols, and mythologies.
Main Description
A comprehensive and revealing compilation of essays analyzing the varied dimensions of national identities and nationalisms across world regions and through time.

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