"This thought-provoking volume challenges the familiar opposition by exploring processes of 'building nations in and with empires.' Central to the analysis is the concept of the 'imperial nation." Written by leading historians of nationalism, the book explores ways in which imperial rulers and those who served them pursued nation-building projects to preserve and strengthen their empires. Focusing most closely, though not excluseively, on the 'long nineteenth century,' the sixteen chapters include a conceptual introduction by the editors, ten surveys of European empires and nationalizing processes within them, and five thematic chapters. Summing up: Highly recommended."