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Author Marx, Anthony W.
Title Faith in nation : exclusionary origins of nationalism / Anthony W. Marx.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

Author Marx, Anthony W.
Subject Nationalism -- Philosophy.
Europe -- Religion -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-249) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In a departure from the unquestioning liberal consensus that has governed discussions of nationalism for the last quarter of the 20th century, Anthony Marx exposes the hidden underside of Western nationalism. Arguing that the true history of the nation began 200 years earlier, in the early modern era, he shows how state builders set about deliberately constructing a sense of national solidarity to support their burgeoning authority. Key to this process was the transfer of power from local to central rulers; the most suitable vehicle for effecting this transfer was religion. Religious intolerance, specifically the exclusion of religious minorities from the nascent state, provided the glue that bound together the remaining populations. Exposing the West's idealization of its exclusionary past, Marx forcefully undermines the distinction between a Western nationalism that is civic and tolerant by definition and an oriental nationalism founded on ethnicity and intolerance.
Contents 1. History and Arguments -- 2. Amassing State and Gathering Storm -- 3. Founding Exclusions -- 4. Interregnums of Coexistence and State-Building -- 5. Cohesion by Exclusion, Redux from Above -- 6. Superimposing Democratic Inclusion on Forgotten Exclusions -- 7. Angel of History and Patron Saint of Nationalism.
ISBN 1423726421 (electronic bk.)
9781423726425 (electronic bk.)
1423740416 (electronic bk.)
9781423740414 (electronic bk.)
9780195154825 (Cloth)
0195154827 (Cloth)
OCLC # 61730797
Additional Format Print version: Marx, Anthony W. Faith in nation. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003 0195154827 (DLC) 2002022449 (OCoLC)49225797

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