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2. Borders and territory in the ancient world

2. Borders and territory in the ancient world  

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen

in Borders: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365791
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199731503.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199731503
The modern political map we see and its underlying territorial assumptions are relatively recent developments. Before the modern era, borders were vague. Premodern societies conceived of ... More
3. The nation as social relation

3. The nation as social relation  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776281
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192840981
‘The nation as social relation’ explores the social relation aspects of nation. Social relations can be thought of as ‘tools’ for nation building, but while tools have an objective physical ... More

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