Empire, War and the Nation-State in East Central Europe

  • Raymond Pearson

Abstract

With European nationalism currently approaching its bicentenary, it bears emphasising from the outset that the nationalist upsurge of East Central Europe in the 1990s is not a novel sui generis phenomenon but only the latest — and emphatically not the last — phase in an ongoing historical process. Nationalist business may be unfinished; but the nationalist agenda is long-established. No balanced evaluation of contemporary nationalism in East Central Europe is possible without an appreciation of the cataclysmic impact of twentieth-century war upon the always complex, sometimes contradictory and often paradoxical relationship between empire and nation-state.

Keywords

Europe Shrinkage Turkey Expense Ruthenia 

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