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By Iryna Vushko

An illuminating heritage of state-building, nationalism, and paperwork, this e-book tells the tale of the way a global cohort of Austrian officers from Bohemia, Hungary, the Hapsburg Netherlands, Italy, and a number of other German states administered Galicia from its annexation from Poland-Lithuania in 1772 until eventually the start of Polish autonomy in 1867. Historian Iryna Vushko examines the interactions among those German-speaking bureaucrats and the neighborhood Galician inhabitants of Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. She unearths how Enlightenment-inspired theories of modernity and supranational uniformity primarily backfired, finally bringing approximately effects that starkly contradicted the unique intentions and beliefs of the imperial governors.

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