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By Katherine Arens

Vienna's goals of Europe places ahead a resounding counter-narrative to the present tale of Austria's position in Europe because the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used photographs of Europe and its hegemonic tradition as their political and cultural reference issues. but in discussions of Europe's realms, Austria seems to be basically as an afterthought, regardless of that its precursor states-the Holy Roman Empire, the Austrian Empire, and Austria Hungary-represented a globalized ecu cultural house open air the dominant paradigm of nationalist colonialism. Austrian writers this day confront reunited Europe in complete acknowledgment of Austro-Hungary's multicultural history, which combines numerous nationalities, ethnicities, and cultural varieties, together with ancestors from the Balkans and beyond.

Challenging normal debts of 18th- via 20th-century eu imperial identification development, Vienna's desires of Europe introduces a bunch of Austrian public intellectuals and authors who've because the 18th century construed their very own public as ecu. operating in several phrases than modern-day theorist-critics of the hegemonic West, Katherine Arens posits a political identification resisting 2 hundred years of ecu nationalism.

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