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25–31 (persuasion), 96–105 (taxation). 26 J. R. , 28 (1978), 35. , L. L. Loomis, ‘Nationality at the Council of Constance’, American Historical Review 44 (1938–9), 508–27. For attendance at Constance, see W. T. Waugh, ‘The Councils of Constance and Basle’, in C. W. Previte´-Orton and Z. N. ), The Cambridge Medieval History, vol. VIII (Cambridge University Press, 1936), p. 3. 28 For travel, see Norbert Ohler, The Medieval Traveller (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1989). For the role of such unstructured contacts with ‘the other’ in shaping ¨ ber ‘‘nationale’’ medieval collective identities, see Ludwig Schmugge, ‘U Vorurteile im Mittelalter’, Deutsches Archiv fu¨r Erforschung des Mittelalters 28 (1982), 439–59.
32. 46 See in particular Anthony D. Smith, ‘Gastronomy or geology? The role of nationalism in the reconstruction of nations’, Nations and Nationalism 1 (March 1995), 19. ), Mapping the Nation, pp. 146–74. 48 Ibid. In his contribution to this volume, John Breuilly has re-formulated his original argument somewhat in light of some of the recent criticisms raised against it. While still insisting on the quintessential modernity of nationalism, he now concedes that national identity became politically significant in the 28 LEN SCALES AND OLIVER ZIMMER confessional conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly in England and the Netherlands.
Whereas many of the classic works on nineteenth-century nationalism concentrate on political elites, the state, anonymous structures or civic associations,57 the essays in this volume see the driving force of nationalisation as the complex interaction of state and civil society. That the nation-state was often central to the nationalisation of nineteenth-century European society can hardly be denied. Yet this process is more complex, unpredictable, and protracted than is sometimes suggested. In Britain, for example, the state was conspicuous by the discrete part which it played in the fostering of national awareness via mass 22 LEN SCALES AND OLIVER ZIMMER schooling (state schools did not exist until the 1860s) or the promotion of national symbols.