Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Volume 4
Bauern und Nation
Über Zugehörigkeit und soziale Emanzipation im 19. Jahrhundert
Hardcover with dust jacket
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005
Price: 65,00 € (D)
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.