This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence over the period 1600 to 2000 for seven countries – Great Britain, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, the United States, Japan and China
Table of Contents
Preface Part I Nationalism, Economic Development, and Warfare 1. Progress 2. Tribalism, proto-nationalism, and nationalism 3. Ideology and nationalism 4. Lethality at lower prices: How the American system of manufactures and mass production shaped modern warfare Part II Europe 5. Great Britain, 1600-1850 6. Germany, 1800-1945 7. Yugoslavia, 1920-1990 Part III Asia 8. Japan, 1800-19459. China, 1900-2000 Part IV Implications and conclusions 10. Under the Shadow of the Hemoclysm 11. Conclusions
Carl Mosk is Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria, Canada.