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By Ian D. Armour

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A heritage of japanese Europe 1740-1918: Empires, countries and Modernisation offers a finished, authoritative account of the area in the course of a interval that comprehensive with the 1st global conflict. Ian Armour makes a speciality of the 3 significant topics that experience outlined japanese Europe within the smooth interval - empire, nationhood and modernisation - when chronologically tracing the emergence of jap Europe as a unique idea and position. targeted insurance is given to the Habsburg, Ottoman, German and Russian Empires that struggled for dominance in this time.

In this intriguing new version, Ian Armour accommodates findings from new examine into the character and origins of nationalism and the makes an attempt of supranational states to generate dynastic loyalties in addition to suggestions of empire. Armour's insightful advisor to early jap Europe considers the real figures and governments, analyses the numerous occasions and discusses the socio-economic and cultural advancements which are the most important to a rounded knowing of the area in that era.

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* an absolutely up to date and enlarged bibliography and notes

* 8 important maps

* up to date content material in the course of the text

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This was largely a nineteenth-century development; yet clearly the identification of peoples such as the Slovaks or the Serbs as nations, despite their statelessness, originated in Herderian ideas. From the discovery that nations had a cultural uniqueness, it was but a short step to demanding that they should also enjoy a political autonomy. 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.

In parts of Bosnia, and in the Albanian-inhabited parts of the Empire, substantial numbers converted to Islam, a process which has left Muslim populations in these areas to the present. In addition, the Jewish population of the Ottoman Empire gradually rose as Jews were lured there by the promise of a religious toleration not extended to them in Christian Europe. In the sixteenth century Protestantism further divided the Christians of Eastern Europe. The teachings of Martin Luther proved popular among the German population of Prussia, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Baltic coast, as well as in Bohemia and Moravia; as an essentially German import, however, Lutheranism made rather fewer converts among Poles, Czechs and Hungarians.

The early reception of Herder’s thinking, however, was a rather garbled one. Many of those who took up his ideas in the German lands and Eastern Europe failed to maintain his distinction between people, or nationality, and ‘nation’. Instead the two terms with time became virtually interchangeable, to the point where the use of either ‘nation’ or ‘nationality’ was synonymous with the idea of a cultural community, identified primarily by language. This was largely a nineteenth-century development; yet clearly the identification of peoples such as the Slovaks or the Serbs as nations, despite their statelessness, originated in Herderian ideas.

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