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Historians and NationalismEast-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century$
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Monika Baár

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199581184

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.001.0001

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Five Biographical Profiles

Five Biographical Profiles

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(p.19) 1 Five Biographical Profiles
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Historians and Nationalism
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Monika Baár (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0002

Chapter 1, ‘Five Biographical Profiles’, is dedicated to the discussion of the five historians' lives and writings on an individual basis. It thus contains the intellectual and political mini‐biographies of Joachim Lelewel (Polish, 1786–1861), Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian, 1793–1864), František Palacký (Czech, 1798–1876), Mihály Horváth (Hungarian, 1804–78) and Mihail Kogălniceanu (Romanian, 1818–91). It considers their political and academic careers and the relationship between the two. It looks at the social milieu to which they were born, their education, what motivated them to become historians and the intellectual atmosphere in which they pursued their studies and which may well have been influential in their subsequent scholarly ventures. It touches on the milestones in their lives and professional careers, their salient writings and activities, and the most important shifts in their life‐work.

Keywords:   Joachim Lelewel, Simonas Daukantas, František Palacký, Mihály Horváth, Mihail Kogălniceanu, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bohemia, Lithuania

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