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Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe
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Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations

Serhiy Bilenky


This book explores the political imagination of Eastern Europe in the 1830s and 1840s, when Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian intellectuals came to identify themselves as belonging to communities known as nations or nationalities. The author approaches this topic from a transnational perspective, revealing the ways in which modern Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian nationalities were formed and refashioned through the challenges they presented to one another, both as neighboring communities and as minorities within a given community. Further, all three nations defined themselves as a result of their ... More

Keywords: national identity, Russian intellectuals, Polish intellectuals, Ukrainian intellectuals, Eastern Europe, political imagination, neighboring communities, nations, nationalities, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804778060
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804778060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serhiy Bilenky, author