Once and Future Budapest by Robert Nemes
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Once and Future Budapest
By Robert Nemes

The Once and Future Budapest

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Once and Future Budapest by Robert Nemes

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Tracing the complex process by which Budapest became a Hungarian city, Robert Nemes offers an open-ended picture of nation-building and urban development. In 1800, the towns of Buda, Pest, and Obuda-which would later unite to form Budapest-were dusty, provincial, and largely German-speaking. By century's end, Budapest had become a burgeoning metropolis, a capital, and a manifestly Hungarian city. Few nineteenth-century cities grew as rapidly, and in none was nationalism woven so tightly into the urban fabric. "The Once and Future Budapest" explores Hungarian nationalism in daily events and maps its inroads into every corner of urban life. Drawing upon newspapers, memoirs, and other largely untapped sources, Nemes shows how the national idea influenced painting, architecture, literature, and music, as well as dress and the names of streets, shops, and even children. The Hungarian national movement gave many residents of Budapest their first taste of politics. By focusing on reading clubs, ballrooms, streets, and other urban spaces, Nemes explains how ordinary men and women participated in, made sense of, and helped define modern national movements. The campaign to nationalize Budapest had a dark side as well, for it often involved intolerant language, exclusionary practices, violent street demonstrations, and vandalism. The influence of nineteenth-century nationalism endures in Budapest and can be seen in the city's art, architecture, and culture. The Once and Future Budapest will appeal to all who are interested in this city and its rich, varied past."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875803371
ISBN-10: 0875803377
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 161mm x 22mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Nemes

Robert Nemes is Assistant Professor of History at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

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