'The Turks Were Killing the Body, the Austrians Kill the Soul': Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia, 1840-1914

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Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1201
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2014-10-06 13:00:00
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2014-10-06 15:00:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion about  "Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia between 1840-1914" with Edin Hajdarpasic, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago.

In the wake of Romanticism, early nationalist projects proclaimed a new age of happiness of the folk, yet by the middle of the nineteenth century, national activists across Europe were busily chronicling the agonizing pain of their miserable homelands.  Instead of dismissing suffering as a mere rhetorical convention, this talk argues that the monumental body of literature on this national suffering carried immense political significance, underpinning the constitution and mobilization of South Slavic nationalist sentiments throughout the nineteenth century.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Filip Tucek by sending email to ft2439@columbia.edu .
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:00 to 15:00