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Nationalism: Belonging and Otherness

Nationalism: Belonging and Otherness

Prof. Aviel Roshwald

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, nationalism was a major political force in Europe, laying the grounds for the establishment of modern nation states.

How did this desire of various groups to self-determination influence the way Jews were treated and perceived and what effect did it have on the formulation of new forms of antisemitism?

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  • Almog, Shmuel, Nationalism and Antisemitism in Modern Europe, 1815-1945 (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1990).

  • Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1983).

  • Baycroft, Timothy, Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

  • Roshwald, Aviel, The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

  • Roshwald, Aviel, “Ethnicity and Democracy in Europe’s Multinational Empires, 1848-1918,” in André W. M. Gerrits and Dirk Jan Wolffram, eds., Political Democracy and Ethnic Diversity in Modern European History (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005), pp. 65 – 77.

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