The Cultural Foundations of Nations
Hierarchy, Covenant and Republic
By (author) Professor Anthony D. Smith
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Cultural Foundations of Nations by Professor Anthony D. Smith
Book DescriptionThis major new work by Professor Anthony D. Smith challenges the notion of nationalism as a product of modernity.* Major new work by a leading historical sociologist* Challenges the prevailing idea of nationalism as a product of modernity* Demonstrates that different political forms of community and collective identity from pre-modern times have contributed to the formation and character of nations* Analyzes the chronology and nature of nations, from the ancient world, to the European Middle Ages, the early modern, and the modern eras* Discusses alternative destinies facing modern nations today
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405177993
(239mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Concept of Social Change, Paperback (October 2010)
Anthony Smith's important work on the concept of social change puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. He shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals itself as a species of 'frozen' evolutionism.
Nationalism, Hardback (October 2010)
For the last two centuries, nationalism has been a central feature of society and politics. Few ideologies can match its power and resonance, and no other political movement and symbolic language has such worldwide appeal and resilience.
Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism, Paperback (February 2009)
Offers a statement of an ethno-symbolic approach to the study of nations and nationalism and at the same time, embodies a general statement of Anthony Smith's contribution to this approach and its application to the central issues of nations and nationalism.
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Author Biography - Professor Anthony D. Smith
Anthony D. Smith is President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of numerous works on nationalism including The Ethnic Origins of Nations (Blackwell, 1986), Chosen Peoples: Sacred Sources of National Identity (2003) and The Antiquity of Nations (2004). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nations and Nationalism.
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