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Roman Szporluk

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195051032

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051032.001.0001

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Nationalism before List

Nationalism before List

(p.79) 6 Nationalism before List
Communism and Nationalism

Roman Szporluk

Oxford University Press

The chapter discusses preconditions for the rise of nationalism. The French Revolution contributed directly to the formation of nationalism as it created a modern nation in France and contributed to the rise and the spread of nationalism via a direct military and political impact beyond France. Some of the efforts of the French Revolution contributed to the formation of nationalist ideology. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who is one of the major contributors to the theories of nationalism, contributed to the formation of a natinalist ideology. He argued that a nation exists independently of the state. Polish resistance also helped to make nationalism an intellectual and political force as it illustrated a classic case of a nation fighting for a state. This had a direct ideological significance in the history of nationalism. The Protestant Reformation had an important, albeit indirect, effect on nationalism and this was due to the translation of the Bible into a vernacular.

Keywords:   nationalism, French Revolution, nationalist ideology, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Polish resistance, Protestant Reformation

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