Galicia: A Multicultured land
Habsburg Galicia was an area in central Europe covering territory presently occupied by Poland and Ukraine that was distinctive for its multi-ethnic character. With the unraveling of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the First World War, a new political map of Europe emerged, one based on the principle of the nation-state. The very concept of the nation-state, however, was problematic in culturally pluralistic regions like Galicia.
The essays in this volume examine Galicia beyond the traditional paradigm of national history, in an effort to better understand the region as a place where different ethnic communities - Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, Austro-Germans - lived in peaceful co-existence. As expansion of the European Union proceeds, as migration becomes increasingly prevalent, and as the very concept of the nation-state is called into question, a look back to see how cultural diversity was managed in a pre-nationalist age is of more than antiquarian interest. The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume pursue a wide range of approaches to shed fresh light on this unique region.
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- Page Count: 260 pages
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Author InformationChristopher Hann is a director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Ethnologische Forschung in Halle/Saale, Germany.
Paul Robert Magocsi is a professor in the Departments of History and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
Table of contents
Preface, Chris Hann and Paul Robert Magocsi
- Galicia: A European Land, Paul Robert Magocsi
- Confessional relations in Galicia, John-Paul Himka
- Ethnic Communities in the towns of the Polish-Ukrainian Borderland in the 16th to 18th Centuries, Jerzy Motylewicz
- Borderland City: Przemysl and the Ukrainian National Awakening in Galicia, Stanislaw Stepien
- Orthodoxy and Autocephaly in Galicia, Harold H. Jepsen
- Galician Identity in Ukrainian Historical and Political Thought, Volodymyr Potul'nyst'kyj
- Peasants and National Celebrations in Austrian Galicia, Kai Struve
- Neighbours as Betrayers: Nationalization, Remembrance Policy, and the Urban Public Sphere in L'Viv,Anna Veronika Wendland
- Back to Galicia Felix?, Luiza Bialasiewicz
- Historical Memory and Regional Identity, Yaroslav Hrytsak
- The Limits of Syncretism Po Galicyjsku: Pluralism, Multiculturalism, and the two Catholicisms,Chris Hann
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