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Empty signs, historical imaginaries. The entangled nationalization of names and naming in a late Habsburg borderland.

Author: Agoston Berecz
Publisher: Oxford : Berghahn Books Ltd. 2020.
Series: Austrian and Habsburg Studies, 27.
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Set in a multiethnic region of the nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire, this thoroughly interdisciplinary study maps out how the competing Romanian, Hungarian and German nationalization projects dealt with proper names. With particular attention to their function as symbols of national histories, Agoston Berecz makes a case for names as ideal guides for understanding historical imaginaries and how they operate  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agoston Berecz
ISBN: 9781789206340 1789206340
OCLC Number: 1159828697
Description: 390 p.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Text Introduction Part I: Peasants Chapter 1. Under Ancestral Masks: Name-Giving Nationalized Chapter 2. Family Names on the Ground Chapter 3. Place Names and Etymologies from Below Part II: Nationalisms Chapter 4. Faces of the Self-Other: Contact-Influenced Family Names in Discourse and Practice Chapter 5. Dimensions of Family-Name Magyarization Chapter 6. Signposts over the Land Part III: The State Chapter 7. Floreas into Virags: Stage Regulation of First Names Chapter 8. The Most Correct Ways to Spell One's Name Chapter 9. The Great Toponymic Manoeuvre Conclusions Appendix A: Tables Appendix B: Place-Name Index Bibliography Index
Series Title: Austrian and Habsburg Studies, 27.
Responsibility: Agoston Berecz.

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Set in a multiethnic region of the nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire, this thoroughly interdisciplinary study maps out how the competing Romanian, Hungarian and German nationalizing projects  Read more...

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