National Ideology and Its Transfer: Late Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Relations

Stojanovski, Strasko (2013) National Ideology and Its Transfer: Late Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Relations. Macedonian Historical Review. pp. 133-151. ISSN 1857-7032


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Arousing of the nation and promoting the national ideology would come up as the key role in redefining the Balkan identities. The new era of modernity actually offers brand new standards in order to define the Otherness as a requirement to construct the borders of groups. While in the imperial era, the communities were the ones building the world’s vision through religious systems and subjectnes as universal criteria, new-fangled conditions of the market economy and citizenship offered the new national country as a sole alternative along with nationalism as a necessary ideology. However, in order to homogenize the upcoming national entities, there is a necessity to create mutual criteria for ethnicity that would regardless of the territorial bases or the linguistic-cultural distinctions have to create a unique ethnic conscience or expulsion that would be merely based on the so-called mutual collective memory. Therefore, even during the 19th century the proto-national intelligence would accelerate to establish the ethnical boundaries pursuant to the myth of the origin and the durability of the discrepancies. All of this would become an eternal task of social engineering that would hugely become a task to the creators shaped into the framework of the Balkan historiographies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > History and archaeology
Social Sciences > Political Science
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Strasko Stojanovski
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 14:58
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 14:58

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