Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 2241 pages
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Nationalism is a mighty force in the 21st century. Its many limbs have not been so politically significant since prior to World War I. While current trends tilt toward regional economic groupings, national identity--and demands for greater political and economic autonomy--has created a national, regional, and international groundswell since the end of the Cold War. An expanded sequel to Minahan's award-winning guide to some 200 groups, Nations Without States: A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (1996), this book provides an easy-to-use, accurate, and up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide. Providing fuller historical profiles of each group, this is the definitive reference on the nationalism and national groups that helped shape 20th century politics--and will likely shape the politics of tomorrow.

Included are numerous new national groups that have emerged since the publication of Minahan's 1996 book. Many of these remain unknown outside of their own regions. Others make headlines. The evolution of each group is traced from its earliest history to the present day, making the book an indispensable reference for those wishing to understand the world's growing multitude of national groups.

 

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Expanding his 1996 Nations Without States by at least 50 percent, freelance researcher Minahan now presents information on over 300 ethnic groups. His criteria for inclusion are that individuals ... Read full review

Contents

Abaza
1
Abkhaz
7
Aborigines
13
Acadians
19
Acehnese
25
Acreaños
31
Adyge
36
Afars
41
Baluch
255
Bamilekes
261
Barbudans
267
Bari
271
Bashkorts
276
Basques
283
Basters
290
Bavarians
296

Afrikaners
46
Ahmadis
52
Ainu
58
Ajars
63
Alanders
69
Alaskans
74
Alawites
79
Alsatians
85
Altai
91
Ambonese
97
Amhara
103
Andalusians
109
Andhrans
115
Anguillans
120
Anjouanis
124
Ankole
129
Antilleans
135
Antioquians
140
Anyi
146
Apache
152
Arabistanis
158
Aragonese
163
Arakanese
168
Aromanians
174
Arubans
182
Ashanti
187
Asiris
193
Assamese
199
Assyrians
205
Asturians
211
Avars
216
Azoreans
223
Bahais
229
Bahians
236
Balawaris
242
Balkars
249
Belongers
302
Bermudians
306
Bodos
311
Bougainvillians
317
Bretons
323
Bubis
330
Burgundians
336
Buryats
341
Cabindans
348
Cajuns
355
Californians
360
Cambas
367
Canarians
374
Cantabrians
379
Capers
385
CarpathoRusyns
389
Casamançais
396
Catalans
402
Caymanians
409
Chagossians
413
Chamorros
418
Chams
424
Chavash
430
Chechens
436
Cherkess
443
Cherokee
449
Chukots
456
Cook Islanders
462
Copts
467
Cordillerans
474
Cornish
480
Corsicans
486
Cree
493
Crimean Tatars
499
Crucians
506
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About the author (2002)

JAMES MINAHAN is a freelance writer and independent researcher living in Barcelona, Spain. His most recent books include Miniature Empires: A Historical Dictionary of the Newly Independent States (Greenwood, 1998) and One Europe, Many Nations: A Historical Dictionary of European National Groups (Greenwood, 2000).

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