Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2006

Subject: LCSH

Estonians, Nationalism

Disciplines

History

Abstract

In his article Bradley Woodworth examines the nationalization of a multiethnic provincial town in the Russian Empire -- Tallinn (Ger. Reval, Rus. Revel') -- in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, seeing it as part of the process of territorialization of national communities. At the center of this study is the development of civil society, the activities of professional and associational groups and local city government. The author argues that unlike earlier histories of the region, all three major ethnic groups (Baltic Germans, Estonians, and Russians) developed socially in similar ways. Overall, during this the dominance of social estate (Ger. Stand) weakened, and Tallinn became a modernizing city dominated by the concerns of its majority Estonian population.

Comments

© 2006 Ab Imperio. Posted with permission. Woodworth, B. D. (2006). Patterns of Civil Society in a Modernizing Multiethnic City: A German Town in the Russian Empire Becomes Estonian. Ab Imperio, 2006(2), 135-162.Journal website: http://abimperio.net/cgi-bin/aishow.pl?state=index_eng&idlang=1

Publisher Citation

Woodworth, B. D. (2006). Patterns of Civil Society in a Modernizing Multiethnic City: A German Town in the Russian Empire Becomes Estonian. Ab Imperio, 2006(2), 135-162.

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