History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century 9780520245259, 0520245253

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History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century
 9780520245259, 0520245253

Table of contents :
Introduction: The Emerging West as Ideal and Model for the East
The Challenge of the Rising West and the Lack of Response in the "Sleeping" East
Romanticism and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe
Uprisings and Reforms: The Struggle for Independence and Modernization
Economic Modernization in the Half Century before World War I
Social Changes: "Dual" and "Incomplete" Societies
The Political System: Democratization versus Authoritarian Nationalism
Epilogue: World War I

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