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Nationalism and War

John Hutchinson


This interdisciplinary book is the first systematic study of the relationship between nationalism and war and, as such, makes an original contribution to theories of nationalism and state formation. It offers a dynamic and interactive framework by which to understand the role of warfare in its changing manifestations in the rise of nation states, the formation of national communities, definitions of political rights and duties, and the transformation from a world of empires to one of nation states. Chapter 1 rejects existing approaches that view both nations and nationalism as recent products ... More

Keywords: war, nationalism, nation, state formation, military revolution, commemoration, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198798453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hutchinson, author
Associate Professor, London School of Economics