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Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice

Dominique Kirchner Reill


We can often learn as much from political movements that failed as from those that achieved their goals. This book looks at one such frustrated movement: a group of community leaders and writers in Venice, Trieste, and Dalmatia during the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s who proposed the creation of a multi-national zone surrounding the Adriatic Sea. At the time, the lands of the Adriatic formed a maritime community whose people spoke different languages and practiced different faiths, but identified themselves as belonging to a single region of the Habsburg Empire. While these activists hoped that nat ... More

Keywords: nationhood, multi-nationalism, Habsburg Empire, Dalmatia, Trieste, Venice, Adriatic Sea, nationalism, maritime community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804774468
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominique Kirchner Reill, author