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Nationalism

29 Aug 2015 14:06

Origins. Spread. Effects. And religion. Attacks on it. And the novel --- Moses Hadas claims Greek novels were in part inspired by "our-glorious-national-past" romances of the peoples conquered by the Hellenistic empires; so e.g. Chinua Achebe would seem to be part of an exceedingly distinguished tradition. (And no one who compares Things Fall Apart to Daphnis and Chole can doubt the reality of progress in the fine arts.)

See also: Peasant Revolts, Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency; Revolution


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