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CID, Gabriel. The nation under examination: the historiography on nationalism and national identity in the Chilean nineteenth-century. Polis [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.32, pp.329-350. ISSN 0718-6568.

The purpose of this essay is to examine the evolution of thehistoriography concerning the matters of nation-building, nationalism and theChilean national identity during the nineteenth century. This article aims toidentify the state of the matter according with these problems, focuses on themajor historiographical discussions, principal contributions, theoretical limitsand methodological possibilities that historiography offers to analyze thesemain issues.

Keywords : Nation-building; nationalism; national identity; historiography; Chile.

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