Choosing Slovakia: Slavic Hungary, the Czechoslovak Language by Alexander Maxwell

By Alexander Maxwell

At the flip of the 19th century, Hungary used to be the positioning of a countrywide awakening. whereas Hungarian-speaking Hungarians sought to assimilate Hungary’s ethnic minorities right into a new proposal of nationhood, the country’s Slavs as a substitute imagined a proud multi-ethnic and multi-lingual nation whose electorate might freely use their local languages. The Slavs observed themselves as Hungarian voters conversing Pan-Slav and Czech dialects -- and but have been the origins of what might turn into within the 20th century a brand new Slovak country. How then did Slovak nationalism emerge from multi-ethnic Hungarian loyalism, Czechoslovakism and Pan-Slavism? right here Alexander Maxwell provides the tale of ways and why Slovakia got here to be.

Show description

Read Online or Download Choosing Slovakia: Slavic Hungary, the Czechoslovak Language and Accidental Nationalism (International Library of Political Studies) PDF

Similar nationalism books

The Post-Soviet Wars

The Post-Soviet Wars is a comparative account of the prepared violence within the Caucusus area, 4 key parts: Chechnya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Dagestan. Zürcher's objective is to appreciate the foundation and nature of the violence in those areas, the reaction and suppression from the post-Soviet regime and the ensuing results, all with an eye fixed towards figuring out why a few conflicts became violent, while others now not.

Nationalism, Religion, and Ethics

All of us have passports: we belong to a country. but the nationalism that has created international locations is an ambiguous phenomenon that has introduced self-determination to a few humans and persecution and demise to others. while is nationalism ethically appropriate? In superbly easy language, Gregory Baum discusses the writings of 4 males whose nationalism was once formed via their faith and their time: Martin Buber's speeches on Zionism prior to the production of Israel; Mahatma Gandhi's influential incitement to peaceable resistance opposed to British imperialism; Paul Tillich's ebook on socialism and nationalism which used to be banned by way of the Nazis; and Jacques Grand'Maison's defence of Quebecois nationalism within the wake of the province's Quiet Revolution.

Deep Mexico, silent Mexico: an anthropology of nationalism

In Mexico, as somewhere else, the nationwide house, that community of locations the place the folks have interaction with kingdom associations, is consistently altering. the way it does so, the way it develops, is a old process-a approach that Claudio Lomnitz exposes, explores, and theorizes during this e-book, which develops a special view of the cultural politics of nation-making in Mexico.

Confronting the Yugoslav controversies : a scholars’ initiative

It's been twenty years due to the fact that Yugoslavia fell aside. The brutal conflicts that its dissolution are over, however the legacy of the tragedy keeps to unsettle the quarter. Reconciliation is an extended and tough procedure that necessitates a willingness to interact overtly and objectively in confronting the earlier.

Additional resources for Choosing Slovakia: Slavic Hungary, the Czechoslovak Language and Accidental Nationalism (International Library of Political Studies)

Sample text

The distinction between uhor/uher and maďar entered the Slovak language during the political conflicts of the Reform Era, and was developed in order to resist Magyarization. 35 This distinction allowed Slovaks to take pride in being uhri and praise their uhorský homeland, while rejecting maďarksý culture and Magyarization. Hungaro-Slavism was Uhorskoâ•‚Slavism. 36 Perhaps Michal Hodža provided clearest articulation of the Hungaro-Slavic idea in 1847: “The Slovak is just as good a Uhor as the Maďar.

68 Foreign policy failure caused the Bach regime to collapse. The 11 July 1859 treaty of Villafranca forced the Habsburg monarchy to cede Lombardy to France and Piedmont, destroying its hegemony in northern Italy. This defeat in Italy, combined with Prussian success in the perpetual scrimmage for influence in the German Confederation, led Franz Joseph to seek greater domestic support. He dismissed Bach, lifted restrictions on press freedom and, with the February Patent of 1861, created a parliament for the Empire.

110 Slovak disenfranchisement made political platforms irrelevant: Hungarian state institutions routinely refused to acknowledge legitimately elected representatives from ethnic minorities. 111 After Tisza’s fifteen-year rule ended, Hungary had a series of weak ministers who varied in their degree of hostility to non-Magyar nationalities. W. ”113 But even Széll described the Hungarians as conquering lords: “The Magyars have conquered this country for the Magyars and not for others. ” In the final years of the Habsburg monarchy, the Hungarian government remained extremely hostile to minority national aspirations.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 8 votes