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Author Freifeld, Alice.

Title Nationalism and the crowd in liberal Hungary, 1848-1914 / Alice Freifeld.

Published Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2000]


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 UniM Bail  943.9042 FREI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 398 pages ; 24cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents 1. Chastened Crowd 1 -- 2. Crowd as Threshold of the Nation 25 -- 3. Crowds Shaking Nations 45 -- 4. Martyrology of Revolutionary Defeat 89 -- 5. Unquiet Wait 119 -- 6. Emergence of the Chastened Crowd 161 -- 7. Celebration of Compromise 189 -- 8. Exhibition of Liberalism 225 -- 9. Memorializing 257 -- 10. Loss of the Streets 281 -- 11. Epilogue: 1989 309.
Summary Hungary's revolutionary crowd of 1848 was defeated in 1849, but crowds of other kinds and crowd politics remained central to Hungary as it fashioned itself over the next half-century. Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914, describes how the crowd's shifting cast of characters participated in the making of Hungary inside the increasingly troubled Austro-Hungarian empire.
Audiences at theaters, fairs, statue raisings, and commemorations of national figures; political rallies; ethnic mobs; May Day celebrations; monarchical festivities; and finally war rallies all take up places in this history. Not only insurgent crowds, but festive ones as well have political and material goals, Freifeld finds. "Parading before a spectator crowd may have confirmed noble participants in their claims to be spokespersons of the nation, but the chastened crowd could also feel its presence was instrumental, " she writes. "Even as the chastened crowd became an instrument to advance the elite's agenda by rallying support within the nation, it was never a slave to the leaders on the podium or simply manipulated by them, for it, too, demanded deference from its pageant masters." And hope for liberal nationalism, which Hungarian crowds carried from their experience of 1848, thus continued to confront the monarchy, its bureaucracy, and the gentry. The book is an imaginative contribution to the research in nationalism, liberalism, and the crowd, as well.
Subject Nationalism -- Hungary -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism -- Hungary -- History -- 19th century.
Liberalism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Crowds -- Hungary.
ISBN 0801864623 (alk. paper)