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MMW 5 Cassedy OUTLINE NATIONALISM Definition: see Gellner. What are ethnic groups? According to Max Weber: “those human groups that entertain a subjective belief in their common descent—because of similarities of physical type or of customs or both, or because of memories of colonization and migration—in such a way that this belief is important for the continuation of non-kinship communal relationships” (1922) The word “nation” appears in the French
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Unformatted text preview: Declaration : “The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation” (article 3) Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Addresses to the German Nation (1807-1808) • Why Germans are superior to other groups • Why “fatherland” is a concept superior to the Enlightenment concept of the state as merely the guardian of positive law and internal peace Nationalism by unification Germany, Italy Nationalism by secession Balkans, Ottoman territories...
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