Nationhood From Below: Europe In The Long …

Nationhood From Below: Europe In The Long Nineteenth Century

Scholars acknowledge nationalism as a central force in nineteenth-century European history. Yet, they have seldom investigated what the nation meant to ordinary people. In this book, both renowned historians and younger scholars try to answer this question for a host of European countries, including Italy, Germany, France and Finland. Combining theoretical and methodological considerations with detailed research of archival sources on the grassroots level, Nationhood from Below will appeal to specialists in the field, but it also offers helpful reading for any college and university course on nationalism.