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Nation-state
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1. Nation and state

A key concept of political modernity, the “nation” aims to bring together a multiplicity of people in a permanent community of shared values and support with the help of an integrative ideology (Nation, nationalism). Modern studies of nation…

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Stauber, Reinhard, “Nation-state”, 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 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024572>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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