The Construction of Nationhood, first published in , is a thorough re-analysis of both nationalism and nations. In particular it Adrian Hastings. Cambridge. THE CONSTRUCTION OF. NATIONHOOD: ETHNICITY,. RELIGION AND. NATIONALISM. Adrian Hastings. Cambridge, Cambndge University Press, , xii. The Construction of Nationhood has 35 ratings and 5 reviews. Adrian Hastings Be the first to ask a question about The Construction of Nationhood.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Jan 17, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its argument incorporates careful analysis of English, Irish, South Slav and African examples, and suggests finally an important contract between Christianity and Islam. DJ rated it liked it Jul 12, Mike rated it it was amazing May 27, Or still believe Queen Victoria is alive.

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Popular passages Page 57 – Yet that which is above all this, the favour and the love of heaven, we have great argument to think in a peculiar manner propitious and propending towards us.

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In opposition to books which limit nations and nationalism to the eighteenth century and after, as an aspect of ‘modernization’, the author argues for a medieval origin to both, dependent upon Biblical religion and the development of vernacular literatures. Stephen Shapiro rated it liked it Aug 16, Hushour rated it liked it.

England as prototype– 3. Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism. Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism Wiles Lectures, Why else was this nation chosen before any other, that out of her as out of Sion should be proclaimed and sounded forth the first tidings and trumpet of reformation to all Europe?

Worth it for his notable scholarship on church history that allows him a perspective on the formation of nations not often found in present day arrian, who do not tend to be versed in tne nuances of Latin and the inner workings of the church. With your glorious eyes austere, As the Lord were walking near, Whispering terrible things and dear As the Song on your bugles blown, England — Round the world on your bugles blown!

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The Construction of Nationhood: I assure you, it often gives me pleasure to reflect how greatly the audience if I may so term it of a good English writer will in another century or two be increased, by sdrian increase of English people in our colonies. In the words of a very recent writer, Liah Greenfeld, ‘The birth of the English nation was not the birth of a nation, it was the birth of the nations, the birth of nationalism.


Challenges Hobsbawm, Benedict Anderson and Ernest Gellner; posit that nations began to form much earlier than they believe to be so; mainly focuses on England and the role of literature and religion in forming the idea of nation before Thanks for telling us about the connstruction. To ask other readers questions about The Construction of Nationhoodplease sign up.

The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism

Sep 04, Sarah rated it liked it. Receive exclusive adrin and updates from Oxford Academic. While theorists of nationhood have paid mostly scant attention to England, the development of the nation-state is seen here as central to the subject, but the analysis is carried forward to embrace many other examples, including Ireland, the South Slavs and modern Africa, before concluding with an overview of the impact of religion, contrasting Islam with Christianity.

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