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The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture By Larry Wolff,

  • Title: The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture
  • Author: Larry Wolff
  • ISBN: 9780804762670
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea how Galicia, invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice, gradually acquired complex meaning over the course of its historical existence and even beyond for the peoples Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews who lived there and for the political culture of the HabsburgThe Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea how Galicia, invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice, gradually acquired complex meaning over the course of its historical existence and even beyond for the peoples Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews who lived there and for the political culture of the Habsburg monarchy.
    The Idea of Galicia History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture The Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea how Galicia invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice gradually acquired complex mea

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    1. Wolff uses the writings of others to illustrate how the views of Galicia and Galician identity developed over time from its formation in a territory carve up after one war to its disappearance in another carve up after the 1914 18 war.As one might expect, the views of the writers depended on whether they were Austrian administrators, Polish or Ruthenian If you re looking for a narrative that explains the history of this much contested territory and its people, you ll need to look elsewhere Here [...]

    2. Larry Wolff is the king of academic masturbation He finds interesting, juicy, or even depraved sources and proceeds to salivate all over them, disassembling and recombining pieces in an extended erotic homage to Eastern Europe In one sense, it s the scholarly equivalent to 50 Shades of Grey, but with better writing and a bit filler His books make me want to return to his source materials, but never to revisit his interpretations.

    3. its an excellent read but he makes not a few historical mistakes Kaiser Karl never abdicated and his Imperial Manifesto of October 1918, key to the whole question on the legality of the national goverments, is not mentioned.

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