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Breuilly: Nationalism & the State 2ed (Pr Only) (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Breuilly Breuilly: Nationalism & the State 2ed (Pr Only) (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Breuilly
R1,131 Discovery Miles 11 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since its publication this important study has become established as a central work on the vast and contested subject of modern nationalism. Placing historical evidence within a general theoretical framework, John Breuilly argues that nationalism should be understood as a form of politics that arises in opposition to the modern state. In this updated and revised edition, he extends his analysis to the most recent developments in central Europe and the former Soviet Union. He also addresses the current debates over the meaning of nationalism and their implications for his position.
Breuilly challenges the conventional view that nationalism emerges from a sense of cultural identity. Rather, he shows how elites, social groups, and foreign governments use nationalist appeals to mobilize popular support against the state. Nationalism, then, is a means of creating a sense of identity. This provocative argument is supported with a wide-ranging analysis of pertinent examples--national opposition in early modern Europe; the unification movement in Germany, Italy, and Poland; separatism under the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires; fascism in Germany, Italy, and Romania; post-war anti-colonialism and the nationalist resurgence following the breakdown of Soviet power.
Still the most comprehensive and systematic historical comparison of nationalist politics, "Nationalism and the State" is an indispensable book for anyone seeking to understand modern politics.

The Cold War 1945-91 (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2005): Michael L. Dockrill, Michael F. Hopkins The Cold War 1945-91 (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2005)
Michael L. Dockrill, Michael F. Hopkins; Edited by Peter Wilson, John Breuilly
R518 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R34 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (Paperback): John Breuilly The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (Paperback)
John Breuilly
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871 (Paperback): John Breuilly The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871 (Paperback)
John Breuilly
R559 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Many accounts of German unification focus on war, diplomacy and Bismarck and on the crucial ten years up to 1871. John Breuilly, in addition to paying attention to those issues extends the analysis back to 1800. He also takes into account social, economic and cultural developments, bringing to the reader's attention recent research, much of it in German. In particular, the book argues that one should see unification as just one possible outcome of the German situation, the result of rapid shifts in the relative power of different European states and of underlying changes which made nationality a more vital force in politics.

Nations and Nationalism (Paperback, Second Edition): Ernest Gellner Nations and Nationalism (Paperback, Second Edition)
Ernest Gellner; Introduction by John Breuilly
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From reviews of the first edition:

"Brilliant, provocative . . . a great book." New Statesman

"An important book . . . It is a new starting line from which all subsequent discussions of nationalism will have to begin." New Society

"A better explanation than anyone has yet offered of why nationalism is such a prominent principle of political legitimacy today. This is a terse and forceful work . . . the product of great intellectual energy and an impressive range of knowledge." Times Literary Supplement

"Periodically, an important book emerges that makes us, through the uniqueness of its theory, perceive history as we have not seen it before. Ernest Gellner has written such a volume. Students of nationalism will have to come to grips with his interpretation of the causes for the emergence of nationalism, since he has declared that most of the previous explanations are largely mythical." American Historical Review

First published in 1983, Nations and Nationalism remains one of the most influential explanations of the emergence of nationalism ever written. This updated edition of Ernest Gellner's now-canonical work includes a new introductory essay from John Breuilly, tracing the way the field has evolved over the past two decades, and a bibliography of important work on nationalism since 1983."

Nineteenth-century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Paperback): John Breuilly Nineteenth-century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Paperback)
John Breuilly
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The 19th-century saw the creation of two major new states in western Europe: Italy and Germany. The precise shape and configuration of Germany, in particular, was not a forgone conclusion, nor of course were its subsequent patterns of development. However, it was clear at an early stage that whatever political arrangement was arrived at for these key lands of the Holy Roman Empire, their influence - intellectual, cultural, and artistic as well as social, economic, and political - would be formidable. Based on the first part of "Germany since 1800", this account has been revised and updated throughout and a new chapter on World War I added. It provides an introduction to the key issues of the period, informed by the latest research.

Nationalism and the State (Paperback, 1998 Reprint): John Breuilly Nationalism and the State (Paperback, 1998 Reprint)
John Breuilly
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Combining historical perspective and theoretical analysis, this book provides an overview of modern nationalism. The text explores the recent developments in eastern and central Europe that have given the subject of nationalism a new significance. The author also addresses many of the debates that have arisen in current historiography and re-evaluates his own position. The book considers nationalism as a form of politics which arises in opposition to the modern state. In this light it is revealed as an appropriate way of advancing the interests of elites, social groups and other governments against a modern state. The author asserts that rather than emerging from a cultural sense of national identity, nationalism creates a sense of identity. He supports his argument with a broad-ranging analysis of a variety of examples - national opposition in early modern Europe; the unification movement in Germany, Italy and Poland; separatism under the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires; fascism in Germany, Italy and Romania; post-war anti-colonialism and the nationalist resurgence following the breakdown of Soviet power.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (Hardcover): John Breuilly The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism (Hardcover)
John Breuilly
R4,103 Discovery Miles 41 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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, 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, South-East Asia, 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.

Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay (Hardcover): Bonnie Breuilly-Pike Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay (Hardcover)
Bonnie Breuilly-Pike
R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No matter what the faith or season of the year, all human beings seek everyday epiphanies; occasions when we can experience the sacred and the beautiful in the absolute ordinary. In doing so, we come to an awakening that we cannot afford to throw away even one more "unimportant" day by not noticing the wonder of it all. Sometimes, we just forget to take the time to honestly see our world; most times actually. Some of the simplest things that make us feel alive, and more importantly loved, are right at our fingertips or just outside our backdoor and we constantly seem to either ignore or miss them: A good morning kiss. The first real day of spring every year. An unexpected call from your significant other to just say "I love you." The appreciative wag of your dogs' tail when you give him his favorite treat. The scent of a newly opened rose bud. The hug your grandchild gives you when he runs across the yard when he first sees you. However, Bonnie Pike seems to notice all of these things and more. She has the wonderful talent to put into words those feelings and emotions of life with all of its' loves as well as its' pains Do you want to come and play, and dance, and dream? Then meet Bonnie at the Superstition Mountain, just off the Apache Trail, and she will show you the way. Come and dance with the spirits of shadowplay.

Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay (Paperback): Bonnie Breuilly-Pike Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay (Paperback)
Bonnie Breuilly-Pike
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

No matter what the faith or season of the year, all human beings seek everyday epiphanies; occasions when we can experience the sacred and the beautiful in the absolute ordinary. In doing so, we come to an awakening that we cannot afford to throw away even one more "unimportant" day by not noticing the wonder of it all. Sometimes, we just forget to take the time to honestly see our world; most times actually. Some of the simplest things that make us feel alive, and more importantly loved, are right at our fingertips or just outside our backdoor and we constantly seem to either ignore or miss them: A good morning kiss. The first real day of spring every year. An unexpected call from your significant other to just say "I love you." The appreciative wag of your dogs' tail when you give him his favorite treat. The scent of a newly opened rose bud. The hug your grandchild gives you when he runs across the yard when he first sees you. However, Bonnie Pike seems to notice all of these things and more. She has the wonderful talent to put into words those feelings and emotions of life with all of its' loves as well as its' pains Do you want to come and play, and dance, and dream? Then meet Bonnie at the Superstition Mountain, just off the Apache Trail, and she will show you the way. Come and dance with the spirits of shadowplay.

German History Since 1800 (Paperback, New): Mary Fulbrook German History Since 1800 (Paperback, New)
Mary Fulbrook; Edited by John Breuilly
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Special order

In 1800, there was no 'Germany' as we think of a unitary nation state today. Still nominally held together under the framework of the Holy Roman Empire, its political shape and boundaries were in a state of flux. In the following two centuries, Germany went through massive transformations. This collection brings together an international team of distinguished scholars to produce an innovative and accessible guide to the controversial course of modern German history. Exploring the main issues in social, economic, cultural, and political history, the book reflects the diversity and liveliness of the field. Using a wealth of tables, maps and illustrations, it provides points of entry to key issues for students and scholars alike.

Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany - 1806-1871 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): John Breuilly Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany - 1806-1871 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
John Breuilly
R3,328 Discovery Miles 33 280 Special order

It is often argued that the unification of Germany in 1871 was the inevitable result of the convergence of Prussian power and German nationalism. John Breuilly here shows that the true story was much more complex. For most of the nineteenth century Austria was the dominant power in the region. Prussian-led unification was highly unlikely up until the 1860s and even then was only possible because of the many other changes happening in Germany, Europe and the wider world.

Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany - 1806-1871 (Paperback, 2nd New edition): John Breuilly Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany - 1806-1871 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
John Breuilly
R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Special order

It is often argued that the unification of Germany in 1871 was the inevitable result of the convergence of Prussian power and German nationalism. John Breuilly here shows that the true story was much more complex. For most of the nineteenth century Austria was the dominant power in the region. Prussian-led unification was highly unlikely up until the 1860s and even then was only possible because of the many other changes happening in Germany, Europe and the wider world.

Germany's Two Unifications - Anticipations, Experiences, Responses (Hardcover, New): Ronald Speirs, John Breuilly Germany's Two Unifications - Anticipations, Experiences, Responses (Hardcover, New)
Ronald Speirs, John Breuilly
R3,416 Discovery Miles 34 160 Special order

Germany's unique historical experience of undergoing national unification twice in a little over a century makes it a fascinating object of study. In this volume the processes of unification are analysed from the point of view of historians, political scientists and literary historians. Because each event had quite different historical pre-conditions (the first having been long anticipated and pursued, whereas the second took virtually all participants by surprise), the processes of adjustment to it have differed in many ways. Yet in each case the idea of national unity has held sway powerfully as a norm guiding the responses of those involved.

Nineteenth-Century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): John Breuilly Nineteenth-Century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
John Breuilly
R2,100 Discovery Miles 21 000 Special order

John Breuilly brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to examine Germany's history from 1780 to 1918, featuring chapters on economic, demographic and social as well as cultural and intellectual history. There are also chapters on political and military history covering the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, the post-Napoleonic period, the revolutions of 1848-1849, the unification of Germany, Bismarckian Germany and Wilhelmine Germany, and Germany during the First World War. This new edition, which retains the helpful further reading suggestions for each chapter and a chronology, has been completely updated to take account of recent historiography. The statistical data has been expanded, more maps and images have been introduced, and there are two new chapters on transnational approaches and gender history. Finally, the editor has added a conclusion which reflects on the key developments in the history of Germany over the "long nineteenth century". Providing clear surveys of the central events and developments and addressing major debates amongst historians, Nineteenth-Century Germany is vital reading for all those wishing to understand this crucial period in modern German history.

Nineteenth-Century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): John Breuilly Nineteenth-Century Germany - Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
John Breuilly
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Special order

John Breuilly brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to examine Germany's history from 1780 to 1918, featuring chapters on economic, demographic and social as well as cultural and intellectual history. There are also chapters on political and military history covering the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, the post-Napoleonic period, the revolutions of 1848-1849, the unification of Germany, Bismarckian Germany and Wilhelmine Germany, and Germany during the First World War. This new edition, which retains the helpful further reading suggestions for each chapter and a chronology, has been completely updated to take account of recent historiography. The statistical data has been expanded, more maps and images have been introduced, and there are two new chapters on transnational approaches and gender history. Finally, the editor has added a conclusion which reflects on the key developments in the history of Germany over the "long nineteenth century". Providing clear surveys of the central events and developments and addressing major debates amongst historians, Nineteenth-Century Germany is vital reading for all those wishing to understand this crucial period in modern German history.

Open Hearts Open Doors - Reflections on China's Past and Future (Chinese, English, Hardcover): Elizabeth Gill Lui Open Hearts Open Doors - Reflections on China's Past and Future (Chinese, English, Hardcover)
Elizabeth Gill Lui; Foreword by John Breuilly; Afterword by I. M Pei
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Special order

AVAILABLE IN TWO BILINGUAL EDITIONS: English/Traditional Chinese (ISBN: 978-0-9796165-0-1) and English/Simplified Chinese (ISBN: 978-0-9796165-3-2) "The Chinese are especially proud of their cultural heritage, and it will be on this foundation that their continually evolving cultural narrative will stand. Were the world to come respectfully to China with this understanding, the Chinese would be inspired to place even greater value on their rich legacy." from the Epilogue by I. M. Pei "My hope is that this body of work may inspire compassionate understanding of Chinese culture and its lasting beauty, be it a tangible reality that survives or at the least a record of a past that led to a better future for a great people and a fascinating nation." Elizabeth Gill Lui A movement for historical preservation is taking hold in China as more people realize the extent to which the country's historical character has already been sacrificed to economic development. For example, about 75 percent of the old city of Beijing has vanished-including hundreds of Ming-dynasty dwellings razed in favor of a new financial district. This spectacular book, both a collection of fine photography and a visual record of Chinese vernacular architecture, makes very clear that China's historic streetscapes, agricultural vistas, and villages are well worth saving. Open Hearts Open Doors provides a visual journey to traditional villages throughout rural areas of southeastern China. Photographed between 1995 and 2006 while Elizabeth Gill Lui was a visiting artist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Department of Architecture, this collection of stunning images focuses on a cultural and architectural vernacular environment struggling to survive amid a dynamically transforming era in China's development. Complementing the pictures, in bilingual text, the prestigious contributors offer their thoughts on the question of how China can balance heritage preservation and economic growth. Participants include Lui's colleagues in academia, architecture, the arts, and public service, representing such institutions as the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Columbia University School of Journalism, the Getty Conservation Institute, and Shanghai's Tongji University. The views expressed are a valuable reflection on efforts that might help to preserve China's rich cultural legacy. How preservation contributes to cultural identity is central to this discussion. An epilogue by the architect I. M. Pei closes the book with words of hope for China's future."

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