PODCAST: Alexander Maxwell: Pan-Slavism as ‘Minority Nationalism’ on the Habsburg Monarchy (Study Group for Minority History)

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Episode 12. Alexander Maxwell: Pan-Slavism as ‘Minority Nationalism’ on the Habsburg Monarchy

In this episode, Alexander Maxwell, Associate Professor in History at Victoria University of Wellington, discusses his research on Habsburg Pan-Slavism, a form of minority linguistic nationalism. While Panslavism is often conflated with Russian expansionism, linguistic Panslavism, as originally propounded in the Habsburg lands in the 1830s and 1840s, emphasised linguistic commonality between speakers of different Slavic “dialects.” By 1914 however, linguistic Panslavism had largely given way to the particularist nationalisms that dominated the twentieth century.