Keith Hitchins

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198205913
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676857 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the events of 1848, the year that signified the triumph of the idea of nation. Romanian intellectuals made a lot of effort to achieve this, from justifying demands for independence or political autonomy in the Habsburg monarchy, to contemplating a union of all Romanians on both sides of the Carpathians. Their particular sense of community was a result of the influence of Western thought and example, which means that 1848 contributed to the Romanians' integration into Europe.

Keywords: 1848; idea of nation; Romanian intellectuals; triumph; independence; political autonomy; union; sense of community; integration

Chapter.  20881 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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