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by Oliver Zimmer

eBook A Contested Nation: History, Memory and Nationalism in Switzerland, 1761-1891 (Past and Present Publications) epub
  • ISBN: 0521039800
  • Author: Oliver Zimmer
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2007)
  • Pages: 292 pages
  • ePUB size: 1474 kb
  • FB2 size 1905 kb
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Zimmer's thorough reading across the theoretical canon makes A Contested Nation a highly relevant text not just for scholars interested in Switzerland, but for anybody working within the broader domains of nation formation.

Zimmer's thorough reading across the theoretical canon makes A Contested Nation a highly relevant text not just for scholars interested in Switzerland, but for anybody working within the broader domains of nation formation. His illuminating and carefully argued book makes a significant contribution to the study of nation formation and finally introduces Switzerland to the set of themes that have dominated the history of European nineteenth century more generally.

This book examines the ways in which the Swiss defined their national .

This book examines the ways in which the Swiss defined their national identity in the long nineteenth century, in the face of a changing domestic and international background. Its narrative begins in 1761, when the first Swiss patriotic society of national significance was founded, and ends in 1891, when the Swiss celebrated their 600-year existence as a nation in a monumental national festival. These struggles, to which the nation-state and civil society contributed in equal measure, were framed increasingly along national lines.

In A Contested Nation, Oliver Zimmer, lecturer at Durham University, sets out to fill this gap by offering an analysis . Citation: Riccarda Torriani.

In A Contested Nation, Oliver Zimmer, lecturer at Durham University, sets out to fill this gap by offering an analysis of Switzerland's nation-building process in the long nineteenth century that is informed by a range of theoretical approaches to the nation developed in the past decades. The result is a very illuminating assessment not only of Swiss nationalism, but also of theoretical questions arising from the recent literature on nation formation.

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In this rich but somewhat sprawling study, Oliver Zimmer traces the shifting contours of national sentiment in Switzerland-a .

In this rich but somewhat sprawling study, Oliver Zimmer traces the shifting contours of national sentiment in Switzerland-a project that always gave historical arguments a central place in the origins of Swissness-and seeks to show how a national identity could be constrained by embedded traditions and take shape out of the very debates over meaning of the nation. Export citation Request permission. Recommend this journal

Part of the Writing the Nation book series (WTN). Oliver Zimmer, A Contested Nation

Part of the Writing the Nation book series (WTN). Contemporary Switzerland, the state which is officially called the ‘Swiss Confederation’ (Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft), was founded in 1848. Though it can trace its history back to the Middle Ages, the new state is nonetheless a completely different entity from the ‘Old Confederation’ (Alte Eidgenossenschaft) that perished in 1798. Oliver Zimmer, A Contested Nation. History, Memory and Nationalism in Switzerland, 1761–1891 (Cambridge, 2003). 28. Claudius Sieber-Lehmann, Spätmittelalterlicher Nationalismus. While conceding that the creation of a nation-state in 1848 marked a watershed in the history of Swiss nation-formation, the author does not focus one-sidedly - as many others have done.

Oliver Zimmer examines the ways in which the Swiss defined their national identity in the nineteenth century, in the face of a changing domestic and international background. Zimmer explores why the nation became the focus of public concern at particular historical junctures, how different social actors created and re-created Swiss nationhood, and why the Swiss embraced some definitions rather than others. Beginning in the 1760s, which witnessed the genesis of an early national movement, the book ends in the 1890s when Switzerland developed into a modern nation.
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