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Patriotism
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1. Terminology and history of scholarship

Patriotism denotes rhetoric or ideology that declares concern for one’s homeland (Fatherland, motherland) to be the highest priority of every citizen. The term (see 2.1. below), along with the older “love of one’s fatherland” (Latin amor patriae), played an important role in political journalism after 1750, in the context of the French Revolution (1789), and in the public debates surrounding the formation of the modern nation-states in …

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Herrmann, Hans Peter, “Patriotism”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025349>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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