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By Christopher Hann, Paul Robert Magocsi

Habsburg Galicia, a space in relevant Europe protecting territory shortly governed by means of Poland and Ukraine, was once specific for its multi-ethnic personality. With the unravelling of the Austro Hungarian Empire following the 1st international warfare, a brand new political map of Europe emerged, one in response to the primary of the state country. The very inspiration of the geographical region, even if, was once problematical in culturally pluralistic areas like Galicia.

The essays during this quantity research Galicia past the normal paradigm of nationwide historical past, so that it will comprehend larger the sector as a spot the place various ethnic groups – Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, Austro-Germans – lived in peaceable co-existence. With the hot enlargement of the ecu Union, elevated migration, and the loss of life of the geographical region, a glance again to work out how cultural variety was once controlled in a pre-nationalist age is of greater than antiquarian curiosity. The participants to this multidisciplinary quantity pursue quite a lot of ways that shed clean mild in this precise sector.

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Nationen, Nationalitäten, Minderheiten (Vienna and Munich, 1994), pp. 232–235. 171 on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 15:38:33 UTC All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions 2 Confessional Relations in Galicia JOHN-PAUL HIMKA The long-term history of relations among religious groups in the region of Galicia, especially the evolution of tolerance and intolerance, and the most appropriate periodization of this history, are examined in this essay. A survey, albeit brief, of about eight and a half centuries makes possible discernment of larger patterns, with all the imperfections that generalization entails.

163–168. 26 For a wide-ranging discussion of the various proposals for greater self-rule in Galicia, or western Ukraine, including the desirability of adopting the Latin alphabet instead of Cyrillic for the Ukrainian language, see the special issue entitled “The Federal Republic of Ukraine,” Ï: nezalezhnyi kul’turolohichnyi chasopys. no. 23 (L’viv, 2002). 27 These ideas are developed more fully in Paul Robert Magocsi, “The End of the Nation-State? , Nationen, Nationalitäten, Minderheiten (Vienna and Munich, 1994), pp.

10 Their privileged position was also evident in voting rights, which were not fully available to other ethnic groups. Polish burghers came to exercise a dominant position in the municipal administration and the guilds (at least in all those guilds in which Poles were active). Poles became the economically dominant element, not only in trade but also in craft production. Whereas the Polish language ranked behind Latin as an administrative language, it was first in terms of everyday use as a lingua franca among various groups.

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