József Eötvös and the age of Hungarian reform

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The question at stake is to what extent could the Hungarian intelligentsia, here foremost represented by the author and political thinker József Eötvös, in the beginning of the 19th century, take in the ideas of the Enlightment and its notion of equality. By studying Eötvös' highly political novel "Village Notary" some conclusions are made regarding how Rousseau's political philosophy was understood in the Hungarian cultural and social context.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Languages and Literature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernisation and tradition. European local and manorial societies 1500-1900.
EditorsKerstin Sundberg, Tomas Germundsson, Kjell Hansen
PublisherNordic Academic Press
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch