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The Aftermath of the 1848 Revolution

Szegedy-Maszák, Mihály (2002) The Aftermath of the 1848 Revolution. Hungarian Studies, 16 (2). pp. 173-183. ISSN 0236-6568

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Abstract

Zsigmond Kemény, the Transylvanian-born author, in his 1850 pamphlet, After the Revolution, questioned the Romantic concept of national character, and characterized tradition as ambivalent: both a sine qua non of culture and a system of dated conventions. Kemény drew on Bentham's utilitarianism, considering the right to property to be the basis of society. Liberalism and nationalism were in conflict during the Revolution, and the fate of the Revolution showed that extremes may lead to failure.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: Fruzsina Pataki
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 10:12
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/57056

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