Lecture 20 Nationalism

Lecture 20 Nationalism - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)...

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Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (1830) The modern orchestra
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Brief recap Britain, 1815-1848: A nation divided Class a relationship characterized by conflict Example: The Corn Law of 1815 (tariff on imported grain, protecting landlords’ profits at the expense of both the middle and working classes, kept price of grain artificially high) Anti-Corn Law League and repeal, 1848
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Political agitation ‘politics out of doors’ (riots) Luddites and Swing riots (industry and agriculture); ‘Peterloo Calls for democracy Reform Act, 1832 (broadened the franchise) Chartism: universal manhood suffrage, secret ballot, abolition of property qualification for MPs, payment of MPs, equal electoral districts, annual elections
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Nationalism is a state of mind rooted in an awareness of being part of a community that has common institutions, traditions, language, and customs – the community in question being a nation rather than a dynasty, city-state or other political unit. (adapted from Jackson J. Spielvogel,
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