When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth Century Poland

Synopsis

With this book, Porter offers readers a new explanation for the emergence of xenophobic, authoritarian nationalism in Europe. Focusing on 19th-century Poland, he traces the transformation of revolutionary patriotism into a violent anti-Semitic ideology. Instead of deterministically attributing this charge to the "forces of modernization", Porter argues that the language of hatred and discipline was central to the way "modernity" itself was perceived--or perhaps "imagined"--by fin-de-si¿cle intellectuals.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • B. P.
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000