Vienna's desires of Europe places ahead a resounding counter-narrative to the present tale of Austria's position in Europe because the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used pictures of Europe and its hegemonic tradition as their political and cultural reference issues. but in discussions of Europe's geographical regions, Austria seems to be simply as an afterthought, regardless of that its precursor states-the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Austria Hungary-represented a globalized ecu cultural area outdoor the dominant paradigm of nationalist colonialism. Austrian writers this day confront reunited Europe in complete acknowledgment of Austro-Hungary's multicultural history, which combines a number of nationalities, ethnicities, and cultural varieties, together with ancestors from the Balkans and beyond.
Challenging regular debts of 18th- via 20th-century ecu imperial identification building, Vienna's desires of Europe introduces a gaggle of Austrian public intellectuals and authors who've because the 18th century construed their very own public as ecu. operating in several phrases than modern theorist-critics of the hegemonic West, Katherine Arens posits a political identification resisting 2 hundred years of ecu nationalism.
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