History derailed : Central and Eastern Europe in the long nineteenth century

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  • University press scholarship online.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press c2003
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1 online resource (416 p.)
  • 1-282-35776-X
  • 9786612357763
  • 0-520-93209-9
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-311) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • English
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  • Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Emerging West as an Ideal and Model for the East; 1. The Challenge of the Rising West and the Lack of Response in the "Sleeping" East; The Rise of Northwestern Europe; Demographic Changes, Agricultural Revolution, and Proto-Industrialization in the West; The New Scientific Thinking and Western Values; The Stagnation and Relative Decline of the European "Peripheries"; Traditional Demographic Trends; Absence of Agricultural Revolution and Proto-Industrialization; The Western Worldview and Local Values
  • Revolution in the West and Hibernation in the East2. Romanticism and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe; Romanticism as Vehicle of Nation-Building; Linguistic Nationalism: Folklore and Language Reforms; Literature, Music, Art, and Historiography in the Service of the National Idea; Emancipating the Peasantry-through Art; The Creation of National Myths; Cultural Institutions and Public Buildings; Spreading the National Gospel: The Media and the Coffeehouses; 3. Uprisings and Reforms: The Struggle for Independence and Modernization; The Western Challenge and Eastern Westernizers
  • The Polish UprisingsFrom Revolt to "Organic Work"; The Peaceful Czech National Movement; The "Age of Reforms" and the Hungarian Revolution; National Minorities and the Hungarian Revolution; From the Brotherhood of Nations to Exclusive, Hostile Nationalism; From Religious to National Consciousness in the Balkans; 4. Economic Modernization in the Half Century before World War I; The Impact of Western Industrialization; The Immigration of Western Entrepreneurs and Skilled Workers; The Internationalization of the European Economy; Core-Periphery Relations and Economic Nationalism in the Making
  • The Early Industrialization of Austria and the Czech LandsRailroads and Banks: Modernization with Foreign Investments; The Belated Agricultural Revolution; The Export Sectors and Their Spin-off Effect; Regional Differences; 5. Social Changes: "Dual" and "Incomplete" Societies; Industrialization and Social Restructuring in the West; The Dual Society: The Survival of the Noble Elite; Dual Societies: The Emergence of a New Elite; The "Jewish Question"; Incomplete Societies; The Lower Layers of Dual and Incomplete Societies: Peasants and Workers; The Demographic Revolution
  • Family and Gender RelationsThe Growth of Towns and Cities; 6. The Political System: Democratization versus Authoritarian Nationalism; The Political Legacy of Autocratic Rule; Ottoman Autocracy and Balkan Authoritarianism; The "National Mission" of Expansion to Unite the Nation; Russian Autocracy and Polish Nationalism; Habsburg Authoritarianism and Czech Nationalism; Hungarian Nationalism; The Seeds of Revolt; Epilogue: World War I; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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  • There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as ""masterful"" and ""the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess."" Now, having brought together and illuminated this region's storm-tossed history in the twentieth century, Berend turns his attention to the equally turbulent period that preceded it. The ""long"" nineteenth century, extending up to World War I, contained the seeds of developments and crise