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By Alice Teichova, Herbert Matis, Jaroslav Pátek

There may be doubtless in regards to the enduring importance and the monstrous ancient impression of the nationwide query, but its fiscal measurement has been little tested. This quantity bargains with the nationwide query within the gentle of financial switch within the twentieth-century, and comprises twenty stories by means of a group of exceptional authors on countries and nationalities spanning Europe from eire to Russia and from Greece to Estonia. the quantity will reduction our realizing of the trendy nationwide query opposed to the altering monetary, social and political historical past.

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Secondly, French was the language used by the Brussels court and by the central administration of the Austrian Low Countries (1713—94). As a result, large segments of the Flemish nobility and bourgeoisie started to adopt French as their mother tongue in the second half of the eighteenth century. This process gained momentum during the annexation of the southern Low Countries to France (1795—1814) as the French authorities pursued an energetic policy to stamp out all other languages in their empire honouring the principle 'one nation, one lan­ guage'.

194. 4 Kennedy, Colonialism,Religion and Nationalism,p. 180. 5 Peter Alter, Nationalism (2nd edn, London, 1994), p. 4; Anthony D. Smith, National Identity (London, 1991), p. 74; Anthony D. Smith, Theories of Nationalism (London, 97 ), p. 23. ), Nationalism (Oxford, 994), p. 208. 7 John Breuilly, 'The sources of nationalist ideology', in Hutchinson and Smith, Nationalism,pp. i 0 3 - i 3 at p. i i i . 8 Liah Greenfeld, 'Types of European nationalism', in Hutchinson and Smith, Nationalism,pp. i65—7i at pp.

Nationalist economic ideas were ham­ mered out on the anvil of perceptions that viewed Ireland and Catholics as the deliberate victims of discrimination. Although the north was industrialised heavily, this was not part of the 'mental' picture that most nationalists (though not Arthur Griffith) held of 'their' Ireland. Greenfield's observation is germane to the situation. She notes where nationalists seek to emulate a model that makes their own situation appear to themselves as inferior (Great Britain and the Protestant north), the consequence is resentment?

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