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The Romanians, 1774–1866$
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Keith Hitchins

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.001.0001

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1848

1848

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The Romanians, 1774–1866
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Keith Hitchins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.003.0007

This chapter discusses the events of 1848, the year that signified the triumph of the idea of nation. Romanian intellectuals made a lot of effort to achieve this, from justifying demands for independence or political autonomy in the Habsburg monarchy, to contemplating a union of all Romanians on both sides of the Carpathians. Their particular sense of community was a result of the influence of Western thought and example, which means that 1848 contributed to the Romanians' integration into Europe.

Keywords:   1848, idea of nation, Romanian intellectuals, triumph, independence, political autonomy, union, sense of community, integration

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