Year:2022 Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Area: History

Iaki Tofio Quesada
Book Review: John Connelly, From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020,, pp.39-42.
John Connellys history of Eastern Europe or Eastern Central Europe as he sometimes calls it, is divided into five parts. Part I, The emergence of national movements, presents the scope of the book and introduces his thesis about the strength and resilience of ethnic nationalism in the region, linked to linguistic nationalism, indicating that in many cases there was a national consciousness before the dawn of modern nationhood, a notion which challenges the more common idea that links mass national consciousness to modernisation, specially to the advent of print culture.

Keywords: Race, Eastern Europe, Racism, Nationalism
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