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Nationalism and Internationalism Intertwined
A European History of Concepts Beyond the Nation State
Edited by Pasi Ihalainen and Antero Holmila
Afterword by Glenda Sluga
364 pages, 17 figs, 4 tables, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-314-5 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (March 2022)
eISBN 978-1-80073-315-2 eBook
“The book’s two most important contributions are first to provide a new conceptual history of the term international and its cognates from its origins to the present day. Second, it offers a fascinating multifaceted examination of the conceptual relationship between nationalism/patriotism and internationalism/cosmopolitanism…[It] is indispensable for those interested in the conceptual history of the term international itself.” • Contributions to the History of Concepts
It is commonplace that the modern world is more international than at any point in human history. Yet the sheer profusion of terms for describing politics beyond the nation state—including “international,” “European,” “global,” “transnational” and “cosmopolitan,” among others – is but one indication of how conceptually complex this field actually is. Taking a wide view of internationalism(s) in Europe since the eighteenth century, Nationalism and Internationalism Intertwined explores discourses and practices to challenge nation-centered histories and trace the entanglements that arise from international cooperation. A multidisciplinary group of scholars in history, discourse studies and digital humanities asks how internationalism has been experienced, understood, constructed, debated and redefined across different European political cultures as well as related to the wider world.
Pasi Ihalainen is Professor of Comparative European History and Academy of Finland Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, concentrating especially on the history of political and social discourse in the long term from comparative and transnational perspectives. His books include Agents of the People: Democracy and Popular Sovereignty in British and Swedish Parliamentary and Public Debates, 1734–1800 (2010), Parliament and Parliamentarism: Comparative History of a European Concept (2016, with Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen) and The Springs of Democracy: National and Transnational Debates on Constitutional Reform in the British, German, Swedish and Finnish Parliaments, 1917–1919 (2017).
Antero Holmila is Professor of History, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, whose work has mainly concentrated on post-WWII history from transnational perspectives. His books include Reporting Holocaust in the British, Swedish and Finnish Press 1945-1950 (2011). He has also published widely in leading international journals and written groundbreaking studies in Finnish on the themes of the Holocaust (2010), post-WWII transitions (2015) and U.S. foreign relations (2018).
Subject: History: 20th Century to PresentHistory: 18th/19th Century
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