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Subject/Keyword
Belarus
Nationalism
First World War
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kasmach, Lizaveta
Supervisor and department
Marples, David (History and Classics)
Examining committee member and department
Nedashkivska, Alla (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
Himka, John-Paul (History and Classics)
Sweeney, Dennis (History and Classics)
Von Hagen, Mark (Arizona State University)
Smith, Susan L. (History and Classics)
Department
Department of History and Classics
Specialization
History
Date accepted
2016-11-04T14:18:45Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
This dissertation contributes to the study of the First World War in East Central Europe, providing an insight into the profound political, demographic, social, and cultural changes introduced by the Great War and deepened by the Revolution. Focusing on the Belarusian nation-building process in the early 20th century, this study treats the First World War as an important divide in the national politics of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderlands. Rather than emphasizing the framework of the “rise of nationalism,” Belarusian nation-building is analyzed with regard to the recent methodological trends of approaching the First World War as a mobilizational moment for stateless nations, demonstrating the ways in which the Great War catalyzed the growth of ethnic particularism in the region. With a broad comparative perspective on the entangled histories of the nation-building activities of Belarusian, Lithuanian, and Polish national movements, this dissertation addresses the problem of supporting and promoting national identity formation in a borderland region, where powers were changing frequently and people were maneuvering in their survival tactics. This study thus deals with the processes of overcoming indifference and creating allegiance to the new project of the Belarusian nation, uncovering the problematic roots of the Belarusian national identity and persisting patterns of national indifference and passivity, which still remain defining characteristics for contemporary Belarusian society.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3VX06F83
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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