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The Origins of the Nations: The Brotherlands Hypothesis

Tuesday 15 October 2013, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

Why do we have nations at all? And why do we have the nations that we have?  Scholarly explanations of the rise of nationalism focus on general factors, whereas national histories treat each group as an exception. Timothy Snyder will consider the cases of brothers from important families who chose different nationalities and led rival national movements.

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Professor Timothy Snyder is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2013-2014. Photo courtesy of Ine Gundersveen.





Professor Arne Westad is Director of LSE IDEAS.



Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics. Map.



LSE IDEAS Philippe Roman Chair Inaugural Lecture 


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