By Benedict Anderson
The defining, best-selling booklet at the heritage, origins and improvement of nationalism
What are the imagined groups that compel males to kill or to die for an concept of a state? This concept of nationhood had its origins within the founding of the Americas, yet was once then followed and remodeled via populist activities in nineteenth-century Europe. It turned the rallying cry for anti-Imperialism in addition to the abiding reason for colonialism. during this scintillating, groundbreaking paintings of highbrow historical past Anderson explores how rules are shaped and reformulated at each point, from excessive politics to pop culture, and how that they could make humans do notable issues. within the twenty-first century, those debates at the nature of the state country are much more pressing. As new international locations upward push, vying for impact, and previous empires decline, we needs to comprehend who we're as a group within the face of heritage, and alter.