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This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Szelényi argues that these towns have been a neglected feature of national meta-narratives in Eastern Europe because their dwellers were often German speakers. He calls for a serious reevaluation of urban development in Eastern Europe and for a new meta-narrative that focuses on the region through the lenses of the numerous ethnic diasporas.

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This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Szelényi argues that these towns have been a neglected feature of national meta-narratives in Eastern Europe because their dwellers were often German speakers. He calls for a serious reevaluation of urban development in Eastern Europe and for a new meta-narrative that focuses on the region through the lenses of the numerous ethnic diasporas.

About the Author

Balázs Szelényi is a Teaching Fellow at George Mason University. He has published articles in the American Historical Review, Austrian History Yearbook, Theory and Society, and has a forthcoming article in Past and Present.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction * Chapter Two: Urban Development in the Hungarian Kingdom Between the Thirteenth and Sixteenth Centuries * Chapter Three: The New Burghers * Chapter Four: The Difficult Victory of Habsburg Absolutism * Chapter Five: Enlightenment from the Towns * Chapter Six: The Challenges of Ethnic Nationalism * Chapter Seven: Conclusion: The Failed Bourgeoisie? *Appendix I: Index of Royal Free Towns * Appendix II: Demography of 44 Royal Free Towns 1715/1720 and 1910

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403974693
Author:
Szelenyi, Balazs A.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
History
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Modern - 16th Century
Subject:
Hungary Economic conditions.
Subject:
Cities and towns -- Hungary -- History.
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
World History-Austria
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
16th century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.56 x 5.71 x 1.165 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Hungary
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Austria
History and Social Science » World History » General

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This comprehensive study traces the history of over forty royal free towns from the sixteenth century to 1848 in the territories of what today are Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Szelényi argues that these towns have been a neglected feature of national meta-narratives in Eastern Europe because their dwellers were often German speakers. He calls for a serious reevaluation of urban development in Eastern Europe and for a new meta-narrative that focuses on the region through the lenses of the numerous ethnic diasporas.
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