The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism

ISBN : 9780198768203

John Breuilly
824 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2016
Oxford Handbooks in History
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism comprises thirty six essays by an international team of leading scholars, providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - ideas, sentiments, and politics. Every chapter takes the form of an interpretative essay which, by a combination of thematic focus, comparison, and regional perspective, enables the reader to understand nationalism as a distinct and global historical subject. The book covers the emergence of nationalist ideas, sentiments, and cultural movements before the formation of a world of nation-states as well as nationalist politics before and after the era of the nation-state, with chapters covering Europe, the Middle East, North-East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas. Essays on everday national sentiment and race ideas in fascism are accompanied by chapters on nationalist movements opposed to existing nation-states, nationalism and international relations, and the role of external intervention into nationalist disputes within states. In addition, the book looks at the major challenges to nationalism: international socialism, religion, pan-nationalism, and globalization, before a final section considering how historians have approached the subject of nationalism. Taken separately, the chapters in this Handbook will deepen understanding of nationalism in particular times and places; taken together they will enable the reader to see nationalism as a distinct subject in modern world history.


1 John Breuilly: Introduction: Concepts, Approaches, Theories
Part I: The Emergence of Nationalism: Ideas and Sentiments
2 Peter Burke: Nationalisms and Vernaculars, 1500-1800
3 Erica Benner: Nationalism: Intellectual Origins
4 Andreas Eckert: Anti-Western Doctrines of Nationalism
5 John Hutchinson: Cultural Nationalism
Part II: The Emergence of Nationalism: Politics and Power
6 Don H. Doyle and Eric Van Young: Independence and Nationalism in the Americas
7 Michael Rowe: The French Revolution, Napoleon, and Nationalism in Europe
8 John Breuilly: Nationalism and National Unification in Nineteenth-Century Europe
9 Miroslav Hroch: National Movements in the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires
10 Theodore R. Weeks: Separatist Nationalism in the Romanov and Soviet Empires
11 Aviel Roshwald: Nationalism in the Middle East, 1876-1945
12 Joya Chatterji: Nationalisms in India, 1857-1947
13 David Henley: The Origins of Southeast Asian Nations: A Question of Timing
14 Rana Mitter: Nationalism in East Asia, 1839-1945
15 Bruce J. Berman and John M. Lonsdale: Nationalism in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa
16 John M. Lonsdale: Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Patriotism in sub-Saharan Africa
Part III: Nationalism in a World of Nation States: Politics and Power
17 John Darwin: Nationalism and Imperialism c.1880-1940
18 Bruce J. Berman: Nationalism in Post-Colonial Africa
19 Nicola Miller: Latin America: State-Building and Nationalism
20 Susan-Mary Grant: State-Building and Nationalism in Nineteenth Century USA
21 Oliver Zimmer: Nationalism in Europe 1918-1945
22 Fred Halliday: Nationalism in the Arab World Since 1945
23 Aaron William Moore: Nationalism in Northeast Asia Since 1945
24 John T. Sidel: Nationalism in Post-Independence Southeast Asia: A Comparative Analysis
25 Christophe Jaffrelot: Nation-Building and Nationalism: South Asia, 1947-1990
26 Sabine Rutar: Nationalism in Southeastern Europe 1970-2000
Part IV: Nationalism in a World of Nation States: Ideas, Sentiments, and International Relations
27 James Mayall: International Society, State Sovereignty, and National Self-Determination
28 Richard Caplan: International Interventions in Nationalist Disputes
29 Roger Eatwell: Fascism and Racism
30 Montserrat Guibernau: Nationalism without States
31 Yves Deloye: National Identity and Everyday Life
Part V: Challenges to the World of Nation States
32 John Schwarzmantel: Nationalism and Socialist Internationalism
33 Peter van der Veer: Nationalism and Religion
34 Cemil Aydin: Pan-Nationalism of Pan-Islamic, Pan-Asian, and Pan-African Thought
35 Jurgen Oesterhammel: Nationalism and Globalization
Part VI: Nationalist Historiography
36 Paul Lawrence: Nationalism and Historical Writing

About the author: 

John Breuilly is Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics. His main interests are in the history and theory of nationalism and in modern European, especially German history. Recent book publications include Austria, Prussia and the Making of Modern Germany, 1806-1871 (2011), Nationalism, Power and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany (2007), and articles and chapters on charismatic leadership and nationalism and on nationalism and global history. He is currently working on a book on the global history of nationalism, also to be published by Oxford University Press.

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