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Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Amy Ng


National self-determination and the formation of nation-states has been the preferred liberal solution to the nationality conflict in Central and Eastern Europe. Historians have played a prominent role in constructing nationalist narratives to legitimise the new nation-states arising from the corpse of the multinational Habsburg monarchy. The alternative liberal and historiographical tradition which privileges multinational states over nation-states, most famously associated with Lord Acton, has been relatively ignored. The book addresses this imbalance by concentrating on the lives and works ... More

Keywords: national self-determination, nation-states, nationality conflict, Habsburg monarchy, multinational states, Josef Redlich, Lewis Namier, parliamentary democracy, nationalism, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Ng, author
Research Fellow, Institute of European History, Mainz