Nation building and political participation in Spain and Hungary in the Late Modern Age: a comparison
Megjelenés dátuma: 2014
Despite being two relatively distant countries and with a diverse recent History, if we compare grosso modo some aspects of the History of Hungary and Spain we can find numerous coincidences which able us to elaborate a common scheme for both. In this paper I will analyze the parallel development which the two countries experienced during the 18th and 19th century, specifically how, in Spain as in Hungary, the building of the concept of nation, the settlement of liberal systems, the political participation and their posterior crisis followed similar phases. This similitude is the demonstration of the fact that, despite the differences that at first seem decisive, similarities are more relevant, being both countries inserted in a bigger context at a European level during the Late Modern Ages.