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By Johann Gottlieb Fichte,Isaac Nakhimovsky,Bela Kapossy,Keith Tribe

within the wintry weather of 1807, whereas Berlin used to be occupied via French troops, the thinker Johann Gottlieb Fichte awarded fourteen public lectures that experience lengthy been studied as a big assertion of contemporary nationalism. but Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation have additionally been interpreted by means of many as a imaginative and prescient of a worldly substitute to nationalism. This new version of the Addresses is designed to make Fichte’s arguments extra obtainable to English-speaking readers. The transparent, readable, and trustworthy translation is observed via a chronology of the occasions surrounding Fichte’s lifestyles, feedback for extra interpreting, and an index. The groundbreaking introductory essay situates Fichte’s idea of the state nation within the historical past of contemporary political idea. It offers historians, political theorists, and different scholars of nationalism with a clean viewpoint for contemplating the interface among cosmopolitanism and republicanism, patriotism and nationalism.

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