Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria

Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria

by Pieter M. Judson
     
 

In the decades leading up to World War I, nationalist activists in imperial Austria labored to transform linguistically mixed rural regions into politically charged language frontiers. Using examples from several regions, including Bohemia and Styria, Pieter Judson traces the struggle to consolidate the loyalty of local populations for nationalist causes.GuardiansSee more details below

Overview

In the decades leading up to World War I, nationalist activists in imperial Austria labored to transform linguistically mixed rural regions into politically charged language frontiers. Using examples from several regions, including Bohemia and Styria, Pieter Judson traces the struggle to consolidate the loyalty of local populations for nationalist causes.Guardians of the Nation offers a provocative challenge to standard accounts of the march of nationalism in modern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023253
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Note on Language Use

Maps

1. Introduction

2. Constructing an Imagined Frontier: Schoolhouse Fortresses

3. Encounters on the Rural Language Frontier

4. Reluctant Colonists on the Frontier: The Südmark Settlers

5. Tourists to the Frontier: Consumption and National Identity

6. Violence in the Frontier Village

7. Language Frontier and Nation State

Abbreviations

Notes

Index

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