Robert Nemes has written a concise and useful overview of the expansion, mod ernization, and ethnic transformation of Budapest in the classic era of nineteenth century nationalism and liberalism, from the French Revolutionary era to the eve of World War I. The author tells the story of the rise of a metropolis imagined as a "national" (i. e., Magyar) capital city, in place of the older, prenationalist and socially corporatist seventeenth- and eighteenth-century towns of Ofen (Buda), ?buda, and Pest, which were largely German Sprachinseln straddling the Danube on the Hungarian plain.
German Studies Review
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Issue Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/i27668120
Ritter, Harry, "The Once and Future Budapest – Book Review" (2006). History Faculty and Staff Publications. 35.
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Nemes, Robert. Once and future Budapest
Budapest (Hungary)--History--19th century