Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic by Dominique Kirchner Reill

By Dominique Kirchner Reill

We will frequently research as a lot from political events that failed as from those who completed their objectives. Nationalists Who Feared the state seems at one such pissed off flow: a gaggle of group leaders and writers in Venice, Trieste, and Dalmatia through the 1830s, 40s, and 50s who proposed the production of a multinational region surrounding the Adriatic Sea. on the time, the lands of the Adriatic shaped a maritime group whose humans spoke various languages and practiced various faiths yet pointed out themselves as belonging to a unmarried sector of the Hapsburg Empire. whereas those activists was hoping that nationhood may be used to reinforce cultural bonds, additionally they feared nationalism's homogenizing results and its strength for violence. This e-book demonstrates that no longer all nationalisms tried to create homogeneous, single-language, -religion, or -ethnicity international locations. furthermore, in treating the Adriatic lands as one unit, this booklet serves as a correction to "national" histories that impose our glossy view of nationhood on what used to be a multinational zone.

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14 This is as much the case with supra-national territories as with sub-national ones. This book looks at the moment when Adriatic regional ties were at their strongest and at the moment when a sharp rupture in networks and affiliations occurred. Before the revolutions of 1848–49, Adriatic multi-nationalists worked in a world where patterns of trade, government, military, education, and the movement of peoples were remarkably interconnected. During and after the 1848–49 revolutions, these networks were strained.

Carpaccio’s painting figuratively represents the foundations of Venice’s sovereignty: her divine mission and her control of the sea and the lands bordering her sea. coastal lands of today’s Montenegro, and the Ionian islands. At various times, she also controlled coastal Albania, other portions of the Greek islands, Cyprus, and briefly the coastal lands around Alexandria and Tripoli. Stubbornly successful at evading the Venetian call-to-order were Habsburg-protected Rijeka, Senj, and Trieste as well as the city-state Republic of Dubrovnik.

Beneath Braudel’s politically, commercially, culturally homogeneous Venetian Adriatic, a myriad of differences coexisted. The Nineteenth-Century Adriatic: A Habsburg Reality The onslaught of Napoleon brought the dissolution of the Venetian Republic. In the years between the republic’s fall in 1797 and the 1815 Congress of Vienna, the Republic of Venice and its territories were handed back and forth between Paris and Vienna with the signing of each new The Adriatic and the Romance of National Variety 27 treaty and each unlikely peace.

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