The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism, 1680-1800

The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism, 1680-1800

By: David A. Bell (author)Paperback

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Using eighteenth-century France as a case study, David Bell offers an important new argument about the origins of nationalism. Before the eighteenth century, the very idea of nation-building-a central component of nationalism-did not exist. During this period, leading French intellectual and political figures came to see perfect national unity as a critical priority, and so sought ways to endow all French people with the same language, laws, customs, and values. The period thus gave rise to the first large-scale nationalist program in history.

About Author

David A. Bell is Professor of History, Princeton University.

Contents

Preface Introduction: Constructing the Nation 1. The National and the Sacred

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780674012370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780674012370
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0674012372

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