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Author Szelényi, Balázs A.

Title The failure of the Central European bourgeoisie : new perspectives on Hungarian history / Balázs A. Szelényi
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (246 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Summary 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. Szeľnyi 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cities and towns -- Hungary -- History.
Feudalism -- Hungary -- History.
Middle class -- Hungary -- History.
Hungary -- Economic conditions -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2006043172
ISBN 0230601545