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Alice Freifeld. Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914. Washington DC: The Woodrow Wilson Press; Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. xii, 398 pp. $45.00.

Alice Freifeld. Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914. Washington DC: The... Alice Freifeld. Nationalism a n d the Crowd in L i b e r a l Hungary, 1848-1914. Wash- ington DC: The W o o d r o w Wilson Press; Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. xii, 398 pp. $45.00. "This study follows the history o f the 1848 crowd from defeat and forced quies- cence to revival and institutionalization," writes Alice Freifeld in the beginning o f her book (p. 2). Actually, she provides more than promised. Her study starts with an overview o f the c r o w d ' s role in m o d e m European history as seen by such prominent historians as Eric Hobsbawm, George Rude, E. P. Thompson, Georges Lefevre, Albert Sobul and Richard Cobb. Next she deals with the meaning and function o f liberalism and nationalism in the nineteenth-century historical context. After establishing a gen- eral framework, her study follows the evolution o f Magyar nationalism and the ever- increasing importance o f crowd participation in public life from the Hungarian Vor- mdrz, through the events o f the 1848 revolution and defeat and passive resistance be- tween 1849 and 1867. She appropriately http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian-American Slavic Studies Brill

Alice Freifeld. Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914. Washington DC: The Woodrow Wilson Press; Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. xii, 398 pp. $45.00.

Canadian-American Slavic Studies , Volume 36 (3): 371 – Jan 1, 2002

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Alice Freifeld. Nationalism a n d the Crowd in L i b e r a l Hungary, 1848-1914. Wash- ington DC: The W o o d r o w Wilson Press; Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. xii, 398 pp. $45.00. "This study follows the history o f the 1848 crowd from defeat and forced quies- cence to revival and institutionalization," writes Alice Freifeld in the beginning o f her book (p. 2). Actually, she provides more than promised. Her study starts with an overview o f the c r o w d ' s role in m o d e m European history as seen by such prominent historians as Eric Hobsbawm, George Rude, E. P. Thompson, Georges Lefevre, Albert Sobul and Richard Cobb. Next she deals with the meaning and function o f liberalism and nationalism in the nineteenth-century historical context. After establishing a gen- eral framework, her study follows the evolution o f Magyar nationalism and the ever- increasing importance o f crowd participation in public life from the Hungarian Vor- mdrz, through the events o f the 1848 revolution and defeat and passive resistance be- tween 1849 and 1867. She appropriately

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