By Roger Luckhurst
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The 25 26 27 Mark Mazower, The Balkans: A Short History (New York: Random House, 2000), 87–95. Kemal Karpat, “The Memoirs of N. Batzaria: The Young Turks and Nationalism,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 6, 3 (1975), 276–99. Michael Hechter, Containing Nationalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), esp. 71–78. 125 on Wed Dec 26 04:54:44 WET 2012. 28 Not least important, the question of who lived within those carefully demarcated borders acquired a new significance. As Eric Weitz has explained, the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed a “sea change” in the international system.
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Alien (BFI Film Classics) by Roger Luckhurst