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Eicher Presents on Nationalism

Dr. John Eicher presented part three of his eight-part lecture series Modern Western Civilization (1500 to present) From Dawn to Decadence to Disillusionment in early November. This portion of the lecture series was titled "Nationalism, an Invented Tradition."

Eicher talked about Nationalism and how it is a relatively recent concept in western history, only maybe about 200 years old. It was actually invented by people. There are a few specific things that feed into the growth of Nationalism. One is having an intellectual connection (to all the nations). It replaced a religious attachment in...

 

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