Nationalism and Revolution in Europe, 1763-1848
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Nationalism and Revolution in Europe, 1763-1848
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€ 99,00
ISBN
9789462985186
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Hardback
Number of pages
272
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
Table of Contents
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Introduction

Enlightenment-Era Representations of the Nation

The Enlightenment Nation as a Site of Practice

The French Revolution and Napoleonic Inheritance

The Greek Revolution of 1821

Revolutions of 1830

Revolutions of 1848

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index
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"Nationalism and Revolution in Europe, 1763-1848 offers a fresh perspective on the rise and spread of nationalism in Europe and its relation to revolutionary movements. Adopting an intellectual history approach, Kostantaras shows that the phenomenon was more variegated, polyvalent, and multicentric then previously appreciated. This book is a must-read for all students of nationalism and revolution." - Dr. Thomas W. Gallant, Professor of Modern Greek History & Archaeology, University of California, San Diego   "Especially geared towards those with cultural and linguistic interests, Dean Kostantaras has produced a learned and sophisticated examination, drawn from examples  over nine decades of European history, about the origin of the concept of ‘the nation’." - James J. Sack, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dean Kostantaras

Nationalism and Revolution in Europe, 1763-1848

Nationalism and Revolution in Europe, 1763-1848 addresses enduring historiographical problems concerning the appearance of the first national movements in Europe and their role in the crises associated with the Age of Revolution. Considerable detail is supplied to the picture of Enlightenment era intellectual and cultural pursuits in which the nation was featured as both an object of theoretical interest and site of practice. In doing so, the work provides a major corrective to depictions of the period characteristic of earlier ventures -- including those by authors as notable as Hobsbawm, Gellner, and Anderson -- while offering an advance in narrative coherence by portraying how developments in the sphere of ideas influenced the terms of political debate in France and elsewhere in the years preceding the upheavals of 1789-1815. Subsequent chapters explore the composite nature of the revolutions which followed and the challenges of determining the relative capacity of the three chief sources of contemporary unrest -- constitutional, national, and social -- to inspire extra-legal challenges to the Restoration status quo.
Author

Dean Kostantaras

Dean Kostantaras is Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern State University of Louisiana whose publications include Infamy and Revolt: The Rise of the National Problem in Early Modern Greek Thought, and numerous research articles in leading academic journals.