By Balázs Trencsényi

The ebook is a comparative research of the ideological structures of nationwide specificity in Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary. learning the becoming infatuation with "national essence" it seeks to appreciate the radicalization of nationalism in East relevant Europe in reference to the shift of the notions of historicity and temporality.

Trencsényi offers a contextual research of the symbolic assets and on hand ideological references that have been used for growing those discourses within the respective international locations. whereas concentrating on the interwar interval while those conceptions grew to become primary to the political debate, he additionally reconstructs the long term ancient evolution of the discourse of ‘national characterology’. via this prism the paintings deals a contextual reconstruction of the most debates of those elites on nationwide identification from the mid-19th century till 1945. within the gentle of the 3 case reviews, the quantity contributes to discussions of the matter of modernism and anti-modernism in twentieth-century political inspiration, posing the query of the highbrow accountability of intellectuals in developing radical ideological frameworks.

This ebook bargains a large highbrow landscape, discerning the typical local positive aspects in addition to the significant divergence among those 3 situations, whereas additionally putting them right into a wider ecu highbrow framework of the emergence of radical nationalism.

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