This book is concerned with nations and states, and only to a lesser extent with nationalism. It focuses on the activities, political aims and social composition of the nationalist elites and examines the types of political movements which have sought to achieve the national purpose.
1. Nations and Nationalism 2. Europe: The Old Continuous Nations 3. Europe: Movements for National Unity 4. Europe: Multi-National Empires and New Nations 5. European Nations Overseas 6. West Asia and North Africa: Muslim Empires and Modern Nations 7. East Asia: Empires, Colonies and Nations 8. Africa: Colonial Empires, New States and New Nations 9. Race and Nation: White Racialism and Anti-White Nationalism 10. Diaspora Nations 11. Class and Nation 12. Nationalism and Ideological Movements 13. Nations, States and the Human Community