Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 December 2003

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065026

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The Formation of Croatian National Identity

A Centuries-Old Dream?

Alex J. Bellamy

Published by Manchester University Press

Europe in Change MUP

This volume assesses the formation of Croatian national identity in the 1990s. It develops a novel framework, calling into question both primordial and modernist approaches to nationalism and national identity, before applying that framework to Croatia. In doing so it provides a new way of thinking about how national identity is formed and why it is so important. An explanation is given of how Croatian national identity was formed in the abstract, via a historical narrative that traces centuries of yearning for a national state.


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