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History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

Ivan Berend

Abstract

This book's attention is on the turbulent centuries before the twentieth century in Eastern Europe. The “long” nineteenth century, extending up to World War I, contained the seeds of developments and crises that continue to haunt the region today. The book begins with an overview of the main historical trends in the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, during which time the region lost momentum and became the periphery, no longer in step with the rising West. It concludes with an account of the persisting authoritarian political structures and the failed modernization that paved the way for ... More

Keywords: Eastern Europe, World War I, West, political structures, modernization, political revolts, extremism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520232990
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ivan Berend, author