By Benedict Anderson
The defining, best-selling ebook at the background, origins and improvement of nationalism
What are the imagined groups that compel males to kill or to die for an idea of a country? This idea of nationhood had its origins within the founding of the Americas, yet was once then followed and remodeled via populist activities in nineteenth-century Europe. It grew to become the rallying cry for anti-Imperialism in addition to the abiding cause of colonialism. during this scintillating, groundbreaking paintings of highbrow historical past Anderson explores how principles are shaped and reformulated at each point, from excessive politics to pop culture, and how that they could make humans do impressive issues. within the twenty-first century, those debates at the nature of the country nation are much more pressing. As new international locations upward thrust, vying for impact, and previous empires decline, we needs to comprehend who we're as a neighborhood within the face of historical past, and alter.
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