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Smith, Anthony D.

Works: 52 works in 583 publications in 12 languages and 17,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, edi
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Nationalism by Anthony D Smith( Book )

105 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world, yet its study has only recently gained popularity. This reader gives historical depth to the recent debates on nationalism and traces the development of thought on nationalism across a range of issues
Theories of nationalism by Anthony D Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnic origins of nations by Anthony D Smith( Book )

56 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How and when did nations emerge? Are they purely modern phenomena? This wide-ranging book examines their social and historical roots and the main features of contemporary national identity. Rejecting older views which saw nations as immemorial and recent theories which regard them as products of modern capitalism and industrialism, Anthony D. Smith presents an original interpretation that traces their genealogy to premodern ethnic foundations. In the first part of the book the author offers an extensive investigation of different types of ethnic communities, myths and resistance movements. He shows how important inter-state warfare and organized religion have been for maintaining durable ethnic communities, drawing on many examples from the ancient world and medieval Europe. In the second part of the book, Dr Smith examines the formation and features of modern nations, and shows how they have been reconstructed by intelligentsias from older ethnic ties and sentiments. The Ethnic Origins of Nations is analytical, informative and broadly comparative. The author argues that modern nations--a fusion of premodern ethnic identities and modern 'civic' elements--require the symbols, myths and memories of ethnic cores if they are to generate a sense of solidarity and purpose in a secular era; and that the intense conflicts created by contemporary ethnic nationalisms will continue unabated until there is greater appreciation of the inner 'antiquity' of many modern nations."--Page 4 of cover
The ethnic revival by Anthony D Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism : theory, ideology, history by Anthony D Smith( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the last two centuries, nationalism has been a central feature of society and politics. Few ideologies can match its power and resonance and no other symbolic language has such worldwide appeal and resilience. However, nationalism is more than an ideological movement it is also a form of public culture which draws on much older cultural and symbolic forms." "This book provides a concise, accessible introduction to the concept of nationalism. It focuses on competing paradigms and theories of nations and nationalism, and analyses the subject in terms of ideology, theory and history." "The approach is broadly comparative and interdisciplinary, with concrete examples and a time-scale stretching from the ancient world to the contemporary global age. The book concludes with an assessment of the prospects of nationalism and of the transcendence of nations and nation states." "Anthony Smith's book will appeal to all those interested in this dynamic subject, including students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, history, politics and international relations."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Ethnicity by John Hutchinson( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the term 'ethnicity' is recent, the sense of kinship, group solidarity, and common culture to which it refers is as old as the historical record: ethnic communities have been present in every period and continent. Ethnic identity is often associated with conflict, particularly with political struggles in various parts of the world, but there is no essential connection between ethnicity and conflict. So why is the nature of ethnicity so contentious? Can ethnic conflict ever be resolved? This Oxford Reader includes extracts by all the major contributors to debates on this important concept
The concept of social change; a critique of the functionalist theory of social change by Anthony D Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work on the concept of social change that puts forward the paradigm of historical change as an alternative to the functionalist theory of evolutionary change. It shows that, in attempting to provide a theory of social change, functionalism reveals itself as a species of 'frozen' evolutionism
Chosen peoples by Anthony D Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely contribution to current debates about nationalism explains the complex historical reasons behind often violent modern conflicts around issues of land, culture, religion, and politics. Tracing the development of individual nations over many centuries, it offers fascinating insights into the religious and cultural foundations of countries such as Great Britain, the United States, Israel, France, and Germany. The argument draws on a wide range of examples from historic landscapes in Ireland, Switzerland, and Egypt, myths of Arthurian Britain, Holy Russia, and Byzantium, through memories of a 'Golden Age', to the modern commemoration of the 'Glorious Dead', and of victims of war."--Jacket
Nationalism in the twentieth century by Anthony D Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Belarusian and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalist movements( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and nation in the Third World : the Western state and African nationalism by Anthony D Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations and nationalism in a global era by Anthony D Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an original approach to the study of nationalism of relevance to the current debates concerning the nation state and its anticipated demise and to the debates concerning panEuropeanism
Myths and memories of the nation by Anthony D Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the roots of nationalism by examining the myths, symbols, and memories of the nation through an "ethno-symbolic" approach. It reveals the continuing power of myth and memory to mobilize, define, and shape people and their destinies. It examines the variety and durability of ethnic attachments and national identities, and assesses the contemporary revival of ethnic conflicts and nationalism."--Jacket
The cultural foundations of nations : hierarchy, covenant and republic by Anthony D Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major new work by Professor Anthony D. Smith challenges the notion of nationalism as a product of modernity. In a striking rejection of current orthodoxies, he demonstrates that different political forms of community and collective identity from premodern times have contributed to the formation of nations and determined the varied character of nations and nationalisms. His ideas derive from a lifetime's learning, distilled here into a concise, clear argument for scholars and novices alike." "Professor Smith identifies three main cultural traditions of antiquity: hierarchy, covenant, and civic republic. He argues that these distinctive traditions retained their hold over the European educated classes from England to Russia and from Sweden to Spain. He analyzes the chronology and nature of nations, from the ancient world to the European Middle Ages, the early modern, and the modern eras. He ends with a discussion of the alternative destinies facing modern nations as a result of their often multi-stranded character."--Jacket
The nation made real : art and national identity in Western Europe, 1600-1850 by Anthony D Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role did visual artists play in the emergence and spread of nationalism and a sense of national identity? Focusing on late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Britain and France, this original study in the historical sociology of nations and nationalism analyses the contributions of artists in these and other West European countries to the creation of memorable images of the abstract concept of the nation. By employing different modes of depiction for conveying moral lessons, evoking the atmosphere of the homeland, and commemorating the fallen in battle, David, Ingres, Turner, Constable, and Friedrich, as well as a host of lesser artists, were able to make the national idea appear palpable and accessible, and the abstract concept of the nation seem 'authentic' and 'real'. After a brief description of the main themes of the visual record of Dutch nation-building in the seventeenth century, Anthony D. Smith presents an original comparative analysis of the rise of 'national art' in eighteenth-century Britain and France
Ethno-symbolism and nationalism : a cultural approach by Anthony D Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a concise explanation of an ethno-symbolic approach to the study of nations and nationalism and simultaneously embodies a general statement of Anthony D. Smith's contribution to this approach and its application to the central issues of nations and nationalism
The antiquity of nations by Anthony D Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Antiquity of Nations provides a fresh interpretation of the nature of modern nations. Departing from conventional wisdom, Smith argues the case for a deeper understanding of their character, based on an ethno-symbolic analysis of the myths, memories, symbols and traditions of pre-modern ethnic communities. Building on his earlier work, the author seeks to balance the undeniable novel components of the nation with its ancient, rooted and persistent attributes" "The book will be essential reading for scholars and students alike of nationalism and ethnicity."--Jacket
Ethnicity and nationalism( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National identity by A. D Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents<br> <br><br><br><br>Introduction<br> <br><br><br><br>Ch. 1<br> <br>National and Other Identities<br> <br>1<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 2<br> <br>The Ethnic Basis of National Identity<br> <br>19<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 3<br> <br>The rise of Nations<br> <br>43<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 4<br> <br>Nationalism and Cultural Identity<br> <br>71<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 5<br> <br>Nations by Design?<br> <br>99<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 6<br> <br>Separatism and Multi-nationalism<br> <br>123<br> <br><br><br>Ch. 7<br> <br>Beyond National Identity?<br> <br>143<br> <br><br><br><br>Notes<br> <br>179<br> <br><br><br><br>Bibliography<br> <br>199<br> <br><br><br><br>Index<br> <br>221<br>
The call of the homeland : diaspora nationalisms, past and present( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diasporas and homelands in history : the case of the classic diasporas / Anthony D. Smith -- Beyond the homeland : from exilic nationalism to diasporic transnationalism / Khachig Talalyan -- Contemporary diasporas, nationalism and transnationalism politics / Chantal Bordes-Benayoun -- Diaspora's liberal nationalism and the call of the homeland : the American Jewish case / Allon Gal -- American Jewish identity and new patterns of philanthropy / Chaim I. Waxman -- Imagining Armenia / Simon Payaslian -- From Greek-Orthodox diaspora to transnational Hellenism : Greek nationalism and the identities of the diaspora / Victor Roudometof -- Diaspora, the Irish, and Irish nationalism / Donald H. Akenson -- Diaspora nationalism : the Turkish case / Jacob Landau -- Cry for an endangered homeland : the contours of Sikh diasporic nationalism since 1984 / Darshan S. Tatla -- The Ukrainian diaspora / Wsevolod W. Isajiw -- Diaspora consciousness, nationalism and "religion" : the case of Hindu nationalism / John Zavos -- Homeland and diaspora : the case of Pentecostalism / David Martin -- "Muslim nationalism" and the politics of otherness in the age of neo-diaspora / Rivka Yadlin
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Anthony D. Smith antropologo e sociologo britannico

Anthony D. Smith Brits antropoloog

Smit, Antoni D.

Smìt, Èntanì.

Smìt, Èntanì D. S.

Smith, A. D.

Smith, A. D. 1939-

Smith, A. D. 1939-2016

Smith, Anthony D.

Smith, Anthony D. 1939-

Smith Anthony D. S.

Smith, Anthony D. S. 1939-

Smith, Anthony D. S. 1939-2016

Smith Anthony David

Smith, Anthony David 1939-

Smith, Anthony David 1939-2016

Smith, Anthony David Stephen

Smith, Anthony David Stephen 1939-

Smits, Entonijs D. 1939-

Sumisu, Antonī D. 1939-

Sumisu, Antonī D. 1939-2016

Антъни Смит

Ентоні Сміт

Смит, Энтони 1939-

סמיטה, אנטוני דוד

סמית, אנטוני דיויד

סמית, אנתוני ד׳

أنتوني سميث

آنتونی دی اسمیت

스미스, 앤서니 D. 1939-



The ethnic origins of nationsThe ethnic revivalNationalism : theory, ideology, historyEthnicityThe concept of social change; a critique of the functionalist theory of social changeChosen peoplesNations and nationalism in a global eraMyths and memories of the nation