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Creating the Other: Ethnic Conflict & Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe

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Austrian and Habsburg Studies

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Creating the Other

Ethnic Conflict & Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe

Edited by Nancy M. Wingfield

272 pages, illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-384-8 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (October 2003)

ISBN  978-1-57181-385-5 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (September 2004)

eISBN 978-1-78238-852-4 eBook

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"Most of the contributions are excellent…the collection as a whole provides an invaluable update on new work in this area."  ·  History


The historic myths of a people/nation usually play an important role in the creation and consolidation of the basic concepts from which the self-image of that nation derives. These concepts include not only images of the nation itself, but also images of other peoples. Although the construction of ethnic stereotypes during the "long" nineteenth century initially had other functions than simply the homogenization of the particular culture and the exclusion of "others" from the public sphere, the evaluation of peoples according to criteria that included "level of civilization" yielded "rankings" of ethnic groups within the Habsburg Monarchy. That provided the basis for later, more divisive ethnic characterizations of exclusive nationalism, as addressed in this volume that examines the roots and results of ethnic, nationalist, and racial conflict in the region from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives.

Nancy M. Wingfield is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of books and articles on Habsburg Central Europe.

Subject: History: 18th/19th Century
Area: Central/Eastern Europe


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