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By Ernest Gellner

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"Brilliant, provocative . . . a superb book."―New Statesman

"An very important booklet . . . it's a new beginning line from which all next discussions of nationalism must begin."―New Society

"A greater clarification than somebody has but provided of why nationalism is any such renowned precept of political legitimacy this day. it is a terse and forceful paintings . . . the fabricated from nice highbrow power and a magnificent diversity of knowledge."―Times Literary complement

"Periodically, an incredible booklet emerges that makes us, throughout the area of expertise of its idea, understand heritage as we've not noticeable it prior to. Ernest Gellner has written this kind of quantity. scholars of nationalism should come to grips together with his interpretation of the motives for the emergence of nationalism, due to the fact that he has declared that almost all of the former causes are principally mythical."―American historic assessment

First released in 1983, Nations and Nationalism continues to be probably the most influential reasons of the emergence of nationalism ever written. This up to date version of Ernest Gellner's now-canonical paintings incorporates a new introductory essay from John Breuilly, tracing the way in which the sector has developed during the last twenty years, and a bibliography of vital paintings on nationalism when you consider that 1983.

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