Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Volume 4

Kai Struve:

Bauern und Nation

in Galizien.

Über Zugehörigkeit und soziale Emanzipation im 19. Jahrhundert

 

 

 

485 pp.

Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005

ISBN 3-525-36982-4

Price: 65,00 € (D)

 

 

 

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The focus of this study is the integration of the rural Galician population into the Polish and Ruthenian-Ukrainian nation at the end of the nineteenth century. It explores the question of how national identifications spread and national publics, associations and parties broke through the isolation of the village communities. On the basis of a broad array of sources, the nexus is illuminated between the social interests of the peasantry and the acceptance of national offers of identification. Ethnic-cultural concepts that declared the peasants to be the foundation of national existence while simultaneously excluding the Jews enjoyed a particular resonance. National inclusion of the peasantry and social exclusion of the Jews were thus closely intertwined.