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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central EuropeVolume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century'$
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Balázs Trencsényi, Maciej Janowski, Monika Baar, Maria Falina, and Michal Kopecek

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198737148

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737148.001.0001

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The Faces of Modernity

The Faces of Modernity

Chapter:
(p.564) 13 The Faces of Modernity
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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe
Author(s):

Balázs Trencsényi

Maciej Janowski

Mónika Baár

Maria Falina

Michal Kopeček

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737148.003.0014

The period saw a reconfiguration of scholarly discourses about the nation. Historiography was significantly transformed, assimilating both criticism of the Romantic idealization of the past and a wave of neo-Romantic narratives. This shift was accompanied by the consolidation of the discipline of sociology. A sociological frame of thought came to underpin many discourses of political reform. With the rapid entry of the masses into politics, social sciences seemed to have a special mission to provide an understanding of the world. The connection of art with national spirit was widely debated, and the idea of a national style gained prominence. The aesthetic take on modernity influenced national self-representation and thus reflected, and even shaped, political discussion. Linked also to this modernist frame of mind, the voice of the women’s movement was increasingly heard in political debates on themes including but not limited to suffrage, education, nationalism, and social hygiene.

Keywords:   historiography, sociology, aesthetics, women’s movement, suffrage, education, social hygiene

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