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The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867

Iryna Vushko


An illuminating history of state-building, nationalism, and bureaucracy, this book tells the story of how an international cohort of Austrian officials from Bohemia, Hungary, the Hapsburg Netherlands, Italy, and several German states administered Galicia from its annexation from Poland-Lithuania in 1772 until the beginning of Polish autonomy in 1867. The author examines the interactions between these German-speaking bureaucrats and the local Galician population of Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. The book reveals how Enlightenment-inspired theories of modernity and supranational uniformity essenti ... More

Keywords: state-building, nationalism, bureaucracy, Galicia, annexation, Polish autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300207279
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300207279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iryna Vushko, author
Hunter College, City University of New York