Statehood Before and Beyond Ethnicity: Minor States in Northern and Eastern Europe, 1600-2000

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Linas Eriksonas, Leos Müller
Peter Lang, 2005 - Всего страниц: 388
Today's world is a world of nation-states; few have survived since the early modern period, some have existed for three hundred years, most came into being during the second part of the last century. Yet the equation between the state and the nation does not go back far in history, despite the prevailing tendency to view the state as closely linked to ethnicity.
To challenge the latter this book attempts to examine statehood separately from the concept of ethnicity; it asks what is non-ethnic about statehood by looking at 'statehood before and beyond ethnicity'. A non-ethnic statehood is analysed in two forms: as a historical phenomenon at the time of the emergence of the early modern state (Part One) and as a historical tradition which had been pursued by the nation-builders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Part Two).
Instead of looking at great powers as traditional models of statehood, individual chapters focus on minor and less familiar states in Northern and Eastern Europe from the period c. 1600-2000, including Belgium, Bohemia, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Poland-Lithuania, Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden, Scotland and Transylvania.
 

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Acknowledgements
9
Questions of Ethnic and Civil Nationalism
25
National Ethnicity and the Modern State
37
Jean Bodins Six Books of the Commonwealth
53
The Idea of State and Nation in the Writings
67
Statehood Nationhood and Treason
85
Nationalist Arguments as Instruments
131
Transylvania Between the Ottoman
151
The Past of PolandLithuania
219
The Austrian State Idea
243
NationStates and Irredentism
275
Constructing the National Majority
303
From Ethnic Nationhood
319
A Nation That Failed to Be Ethnic
341
The Pillars of Nation Inside the Dutch State
353
National Days and NationBuilding
363

International Rivalry and State Identity
159
The Lombard League Traditions
179
About the Contributors
387
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The Editors: Linas Eriksonas, Ph.D., is Visiting Research Fellow at Södertörn University College, Sweden. Previously he was Project Co-ordinator for the European Science Foundation Programme 'Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe'.
Leos Müller, Associate Professor, is Research Associate at the Baltic and East European Graduate School, Södertörn University College and is currently teaching in the Department of History, Uppsala University.

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