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Taming Balkan Nationalism: The Habsburg ‘Civilizing Mission’ in Bosnia 1878-1914

Robin Okey


Concentrating on the politics of the Habsburg Monarchy's self-proclaimed ‘cultural mission’ in occupied Bosnia in the period from 1878 to the outbreak of war in 1914, this book addresses two related issues: the impact of ‘Europeanization’ in a backward society, and the crystallization of the identities which have since dominated Bosnian life. On the basis of wide reading in the Austrian, Hungarian, and south Slav sources, including the Hungarian-language papers of the two leading administrators of Bosnia, Benjamin von Kállay and István Burián, this book provides fresh and wide-ranging perspect ... More

Keywords: Bosnia, Europeanization, Benjamin von Kállay, István Burián, Austrian policy, student terrorism, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199213917
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Okey, author
Professor of History, University of Warwick
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