Napoleon and the Age of Nationalism

  title={Napoleon and the Age of Nationalism},
  author={Hans Kohn},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={21 - 37}
  • H. Kohn
  • Published 1 March 1950
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
A SINCERE patriotism, a deep attachment to the soil and people of France, inspired Robespierre. It provided a moving lyrical undertone to the tragic sternness of his reports: "Yes, this delightful land which we inhabit and which nature caresses with love is made tobe the domain of liberty and happiness; this sensitive and proud people is truly born for glory and virtue. O my fatherland, if fate had caused me to be born in a foreign and distant country, I would have addressed heaven continuously… Expand
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