A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and by Ian D. Armour

By Ian D. Armour

A background of jap Europe 1740-1918: Empires, international locations and Modernisation offers a complete, authoritative account of the zone in the course of a bothered interval that comprehensive with the 1st international conflict. Ian Armour makes a speciality of the 3 significant topics that experience outlined japanese Europe within the sleek interval - empire, nationhood and modernisation - when chronologically tracing the emergence of jap Europe as a unique notion and position. particular assurance is given to the Habsburg, Ottoman, German and Russian Empires that struggled for dominance in this time.
In this interesting re-creation, Ian Armour accommodates findings from new study into the character and origins of nationalism and the makes an attempt of supranational states to generate dynastic loyalties in addition to recommendations of empire. Armours insightful consultant to early japanese Europe considers the $64000 figures and governments, analyses the numerous occasions and discusses the socio-economic and cultural advancements which are an important to a rounded figuring out of the zone in that era.
Features of this re-creation include:
- a completely up-to-date and enlarged bibliography and notes
- 8 priceless maps

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Even more explosively, the example of the French nation in arms gave a long-term impetus to East European nationalism, which is impossible to underestimate, even if its immediate effects must not be exaggerated. EAST EUROPEAN WAR AND DIPLOMACY Relations between states in this period continued to be violently selfregulatory. That is, the rulers of individual states judged their interests as they saw fit, untrammelled by any higher authority, and pursued those interests by means of war if they thought they could or should do so.

Finally, both Enlightenment thinking and the new consciousness of the nation contributed at the end of the century to the French Revolution, which marked a radical departure from everything which went before it. The revolutionary wars of the 1790s not only caused a major upheaval in the international order but also introduced the disruptive new element of War, Enlightenment and Nationalism ideological conflict and political radicalism, even in far-off Eastern Europe. Even more explosively, the example of the French nation in arms gave a long-term impetus to East European nationalism, which is impossible to underestimate, even if its immediate effects must not be exaggerated.

In the meantime, however, the mantra of the nation had been adopted by certain classes of people in Eastern Europe in an equally political but much more exclusive sense. This was the class-based nationalism of the Hungarian and Polish nobility. In both the Kingdom of Hungary (including Croatia) and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, political rights had long been exercised solely by this relatively numerous section of society. Nobles were happy to appropriate the new language of nationalism as an additional weapon in the 37 A History of Eastern Europe 1740–1918 defence of their traditional privileges against monarchical power.

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