Bibliographies and Reference Resources

H-Nationalism maintains a large and growing collaborative bibliography.  We have built this bibliography in Zotero, which allows us to enlist multiple contributors and organize references by areas of specialization.  Clicking on the above link will take you to the bibliography’s list of topical folders (available on the left side of the page), which you can then browse individually.  The bibliography is designed to be a constant work-in-progress, so we welcome any advice or suggestions you have about its design or content.  If you would like to serve as one of our guest bibliographers for a specific subject area, please contact David Prior at  In addition, we provide a list of introductions to the field and reference guides immediately below. 


General Introductions

Breuilly, John, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism. New York and Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.

Herb, Guntram H. and David H. Kaplan, ed. Nations and Nationalisms: A Global Historical Overview. 4 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

Smith, Anthony D. "Nationalism and the historians." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 33 (1992): 58-80.

Smith, Anthony D. and John Hutchinson.  Nationalism. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Spencer, Philip and Howard Wollman. Nations and Nationalism: A Reader. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

West, Lois A., ed.  Feminist Nationalism. New York: Routledge, 1997


Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, and other Reference Works

Bodlore-Penlaez, Mikael. The Atlas of Stateless Nations in Europe: Minority Peoples in Search of Recognition. Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf, 2011.

Leoussi, Athena S., ed., with Anthony Smith, consultant editor. Encyclopaedia of Nationalism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Levy, Richard S., ed. Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, California: ABC CLIO, 2005.

Minahan, James. Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World. Wesport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Motyl, Alexander J., ed. Encyclopedia of Nationalism2 vols. San Diego and London: Academic Press, 2001.

Pavkovic, Aleksander and Peter Radan, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Secession. Farnham, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2011. 

Snyder, Louis, ed. Encyclopedia of Nationalism. New York: Paragon House, 1990.


Other Bibliographic Resources

Oxford University Press's Bibliography, available here

The National Movements & Intermediate Structures's Bibliographic Database & Research Tool (forthcoming)

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (ERNiE), available here.