Anderson, Benedict (1991) Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. New York: Verso.
Castoriadis, Cornelius (1987) The imaginary institution of society. Translated by Kathleen Blamey. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Shryock, Andrew (1997) Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Taylor, Charles (2005) Modern Social Imaginaries. Durham: Duke University Press.
Ancient Near East
Feldman, Marian (2006) Diplomacy by design: Luxury arts and an ‘International style’ in the ancient Near East, 1400-1200 BCE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Grosby, Steven (2002) Biblical Ideas of Nationality: Ancient and Modern. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
Jonker, Gerdien (1995) The Topography of Remembrance: The dead, tradition, and collective memory in Mesopotamia. Leiden: Brill.
Kootz, Anja (2007) On “representation of imagination” in Ancient Egypt. Paper presented at Perception of the invisible: religion, historical semantics and the role of perceptive verbs Köln, November 14-17, 2007.
Hazzard, R. (2000) Imagination of a monarchy: Studies in Ptolemaic Propaganda. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Hendel, Ron. (2005) Remembering Abraham: Culture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible. New York: Oxford University Press.
Radner, Karen. (2005) Die macht des namens: altorientalische Stratigien zur Selbsterhaltung. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz Verlag.
Routledge, Bruce (2003) ‘The antiquity of the nation? Critical reflections from the Ancient Near East’ Nations and Nationalism 9(2): 212-232.
Yoffee, Norman ed. (2007) Negotiating the Past in the Past: Identity, Memory, and Landscape in Archaeological Research. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Modern Near East