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Nation, nationalism
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1. Terminological history

To this day, the nation remains a central political concept of apparently uninterrupted allure. It has claimed for itself the status of a supreme, quasi-religious value. In its name, public servants are sworn in, judgments passed, wars waged, and …

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Stauber, Reinhard, “Nation, nationalism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024540>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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