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The cultural foundations of nations : hierarchy, covenant, and republic, Anthony D. Smith

Label
The cultural foundations of nations : hierarchy, covenant, and republic
Title
The cultural foundations of nations
Title remainder
hierarchy, covenant, and republic
Statement of responsibility
Anthony D. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This major new work by Professor Anthony D. Smith challenges the notion of nationalism as a product of modernity. In a striking rejection of current orthodoxies, he demonstrates that different political forms of community and collective identity from premodern times have contributed to the formation of nations and determined the varied character of nations and nationalisms. His ideas derive from a lifetime's learning, distilled here into a concise, clear argument for scholars and novices alike." "Professor Smith identifies three main cultural traditions of antiquity: hierarchy, covenant, and civic republic. He argues that these distinctive traditions retained their hold over the European educated classes from England to Russia and from Sweden to Spain. He analyzes the chronology and nature of nations, from the ancient world to the European Middle Ages, the early modern, and the modern eras. He ends with a discussion of the alternative destinies facing modern nations as a result of their often multi-stranded character."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Anthony D
Dewey number
320.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC311
LC item number
.S5355 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • State, The
  • Nationalism
  • State, The
  • Nationalism
  • Natievorming
Label
The cultural foundations of nations : hierarchy, covenant, and republic, Anthony D. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The theoretical debate -- The concept and its varieties -- Ethnic and religious roots -- Community in antiquity -- Hierarchical nations -- Covenantal nations -- Republican nations -- Alternative destinies
Control code
148731584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781405177993
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)148731584
Label
The cultural foundations of nations : hierarchy, covenant, and republic, Anthony D. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The theoretical debate -- The concept and its varieties -- Ethnic and religious roots -- Community in antiquity -- Hierarchical nations -- Covenantal nations -- Republican nations -- Alternative destinies
Control code
148731584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781405177993
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)148731584

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