Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires Central Europe, Russia and the Middle East, 1914-1923

ISBN-10: 0415242290

ISBN-13: 9780415242295

Edition: 2000

Authors: Aviel Roshwald
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Description: Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empireexamines the critical dilemmas of nationalist politics in the first world war. The book focuses on a selection of case-studies drawn from events in the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman Empires, as well as the nation-states that arose their break-up during, and in the aftermath of the First World War. It proposes that the events of the war itself catapulted nationalist movements into positions of authority well before the necessary cultural and institutional framework had had time to develop. The resulting crisis of political modernization has reemerged in the late twentieth century and has been a fundamental threat to global stability. Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empireincludes examination of: * the role of intelligentsias * the effect of WWI on the peoples of multi ethnic empires · the conflicts over how to define the boundaries of · nationhood in the new post-war polities * the role of institutionalcontinuity and the old elites in the evolution of the new nation states.

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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of English at Clemson University, South Carolina.Aviel Roshwald is Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). His previous publications include Estranged Bedfellows: Britain and France in the Middle East during the Second World War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990) and Ethnic Nationalism and the Fall of Empires: Central Europe, Russia and the Middle East, 1914-1923 (London: Routledge, 2001). He is co-editor, with Richard Stites, of European Culture during the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

List of Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ethnicity and Empire: An Historical Introduction
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
The Russian Empire
The Ottoman Empire
Epilogue
On the Eve of War: The Intelligentsia as Vanguard of Nationalism
Conflicting Nationalist Agendas in East Central Europe
Poland
Czechs and Slovaks
The Dream of Yugoslav Unity
Synopsis
Populism, Socialism, and Nationalism in the Russian Empire
Social Elites and Nationalist Intellectuals in the Ottoman Empire
From Ottomanism to Turkish Nationalism
From Ottomanism to Arab Nationalism
Conclusion
Straining the Imperial Molds, 1914-1918
War Front, Home Front, and the Politicization of Ethnicity in the Habsburg Empire
Loyalties on the (Front) Line
The Czech Home Front
The South Slav Lands
Synopsis
The Ethnic Dimension of War and Revolution in Russia
Nationalism and Separatism under the Provisional Government
The Socio-Cultural Bases of Ethnic Unrest
The Burden of War in the Middle East
The Radicalization of Turkish Nationalism
The Suppression of Dissent in the Arab Lands
Conclusion
New Arenas of Action: Nationalisms of Occupation and Exile, 1914-1918
Zones of Occupation
Poland and Lithuania
Serbia
The Politics of Exile
The Czechoslovak National Council
The Yugoslav Committee
The Polish National Committee
Zionism
Synopsis
Volunteer Legions
The Czechoslovak Legion
Pilsudski's First Brigade
The Arab Revolt
Conclusion
Defining the Boundaries of the Nation, 1918-1923
Defining Frontiers in East Central Europe
The Political Geography of Soviet Ethnofederalism
The Ethnic Dimension of Russian Political Collapse and Civil War
The Soviet Ethnofederal Experiment
Reconfiguring the Boundaries of Identity in the Middle East
The Turkish Settlement and the Kemalist State
European Imperialism as Framework for the Genesis of Middle Eastern Nation-States
Statehood vs. Nationhood in the Arab World
Sectarianism and Ethno-Regional Politics in the Framework of Arab Nationalism
Conclusion
Old Elites and Radical Challengers in the New Nation-States, 1918-1939
Institutional Continuities and Disaffected Ethnic Groups: the Czechoslovak and Yugoslav Cases
Czechoslovakia
Yugoslavia
Revolutionary Elites in Reactionary Roles: Poland and the Arab Middle East
Poland
Syria and Iraq
Conclusion
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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