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The Resource Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities, Piotr Szczepan Kisiel

Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities, Piotr Szczepan Kisiel

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Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities
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Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities
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Piotr Szczepan Kisiel
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Language
eng
Summary
This book tells a story of urban modernisation on the peripheries of the two nineteenth­century empires, examines how people at the time imagined a 'European city' and how they strived to fulfil this ideal. At the same time this monograph demonstrates how nationalism became part of this development and why it was resisted. It also explains how various actors played the nationalist card to achieve very different goals. This study of urban development also shows how local politics often defied well-known nationalist scripts: A German mayor of Posen condemned Germanisation politics of the Prussian government, whereas Cracow’s media celebrated technical novelties in city theatre building, rather than national decorations. The comparative perspective shows not only similarities and differences of the symbolic regimes in the Hohenzollern and Habsburg monarchies, but also how nationalism was merely part of a bigger picture and can be properly understood only together with class, religion and other political factors. Last but not least, this book challenges common assumptions about the irrational nature of national commemorations and symbolic politics in general, showing why various state and private actors engaged in such enterprises and what they could gain from it. --
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Kisiel, Piotr Szczepan
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943.6044-U
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
Series statement
Studien zur Ostmitteleuropaforschung
Series volume
40
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  • Urban policy
  • Urban policy
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Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities, Piotr Szczepan Kisiel
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
on1045602898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9783879694303
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1045602898
Label
Politics of space in Prussian and Austrian-Hungarian cities, Piotr Szczepan Kisiel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1045602898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9783879694303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1045602898

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