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From Multinational Empire to Multinational States

Friday, 2 November 2018, 6:30 – 8pm

From Multinational Empire to Multinational States

This public lecture will be presented by Pieter Judson, Professor of European History, European University Institute.

At the end of 1918, as the Habsburg Empire collapsed and both brand new and existing states took over its territories, nationalists in Central Europe proclaimed the dawn of the era of the nation state. They hailed the nation state as the embodiment of a bright, democratic, and modern future, while castigating multinational empires as outdated and oppressive. But the revolutions that the nationalists appropriated produced anger and resentment about unfulfilled promises among victors and defeated alike. And contrary to nationalists' claims, 1918 heralded a new age of multi-national empire in Central Europe – one as radical, brutal, and extreme as the age of total war that had produced it.

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This lecture is part of the 1918 and the New Europe lecture series.
See the full series here.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

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