Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-293-3
# of Pages: 600
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $295
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Defining Documents in World History: Nationalism & Populism (320 B.C.E.-2017 C.E.)

Editor: David Simonelli, PhD
May 2017


These volumes investigate important historical documents from influential nationalist and populist movements from countries and territories around the globe. Readers will find in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents, historic events and speeches from leaders that shaped these ideas and movements, combined with documents that define Nationalism and Populism in today's society and how they affect politics, ethnic relations, democracy and international tensions.

The volume begins with a set of constitutions written by Aristotle and moves forward in time to the present day, with the 45th president of the United States and his speeches that emphasize “America First.” The constitutions, declarations, speeches, articles, essays, laws, and court orders cover a broad span of world history to demonstrate the ways in which the idea of a nation as more than a geographic location has come into being.

The 59 articles within these volumes are organized into the following categories:

  • Nationalism in the Ancient & Medieval Eras
  • The American and French Revolutions
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • The First World War
  • Second World War
  • The Cold War
  • The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Each in-depth chapter guides readers with historical insight and comprehension. Written by historians and teachers, several elements explain the document's historical impact and provide thoughtful critical analysis, including a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. Plus, an historical timeline and bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events covered. Appendices include a Chronological ListWeb Resources, Bibliography, and Index.

From the rise of Nationalism around the world in the 19th Century to the Populist themes that pervade the 2016 American Presidential election, these volumes provide thoughtful analysis of documents and speeches allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the history and current state of these movements. An important resource for the history collections of high schools, undergraduate libraries, and public libraries.

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