The Enchanted Glass:Britain and Its Monarchy

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In this acclaimed study of British statehood, identity and culture, Tom Nairn deftly dispels the conviction that the Royal Family is nothing more than an amusing relic of feudalism or a mere tourist attraction. Instead, he argues that the monarchy is both apex and essence of the British state, the symbol of a national backwardness. In this fully updated edition, Nairn's powerful and bitterly comic prose lays bare Britain's peculiar, pseudo-modern, national identity--which remains stubbornly fixated on the Crown and its constitutional framework, the "parliamentary sovereignty" of Westminster.
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9781844677757
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Paperback
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November 7, 2011