Drifting Cities. Multiethnic Societies from Empire to Nation-State

1978A [CRN: 25744]

What happens to a multiethnic city when it passes from a dying empire to a nascent nation-state? This course focuses on Vienna and the Mediterranean ports of Trieste and Salonica from the late 19th century to the end of the Second World War and examines their transformation from cradles of Habsburg and Ottoman imperial modernity into laboratories of Austrian, Italian and Greek nationalism. Topics include: interethnic relations; the impact of WW1 and interwar nationalism; assimilation, antisemitism and state policies; urban transformations; the Holocaust and its memory; and nostalgic imaginings of these cities in current public discourse. Enrollment limited to 20. M
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