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An Outline of European History From 1789 to 1989
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An Outline of European History From 1789 to 1989 (Hardback)

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In the wake of the revival of European nationalism in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Romano's essay explores the origin of the idea of the modern nation state between 1789 and 1848 when the citizen and the plebiscite replaced the subject as the legitimizing mechanism for national and multinational associations, and its subsequent evolution. He then traces its development to its zenith in 1919, its death in 1945, and its resurrection in 1989. Viewed through the political necessities of the nation state, the tumultuous events of the twentieth century and the recent rekindling of sentiments at the heart of those events take on a fresh perspective.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 01/03/1999 ISBN-13: 9781571810762  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Historian, diplomat, and journalist, Sergio Romano was Director of Italian Cultural Relations,Ambassador to NATO, and Ambassador to the Soviet Union. He retired from the diplomaticservice in 1989 and became a regular columnist for La Stampa. He is the author of twobiographies of major political figures, Giolitti and Gentile, as well as two studies of Russianpolitical life. Romano has been visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley andHarvard University.

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