American Writer And Political Commenter Essay
Nationhood itself is a very power and patriotism word. Bishop of Seville in the 6th century, explained in The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, what nationhood meant. He entitled:
A nation (gens) is a number of people sharing a single origin, or distinguished from another nation (natio) in accordance with its own grouping, as the ‘nations’ of Greece or of Asia Minor. From this comes the term ‘shared heritage’ (gentilitas). The word gens is also so called on account of the generations (generatio) of families, that is from ‘begetting’ (gignere, ppl. genitus), as the term ‘nation’ (natio) comes from ‘being born (Barney, 192).
Bishop of Seville was aware that a nation needed to have a common foundation in order to create a nation. The nation of…