Ethnic Attribution in Late Imperial Austria: Good Intentions, Evil Consequences⋆

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Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780226776361
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226776385 | DOI:
Ethnic Attribution in Late Imperial Austria: Good Intentions, Evil Consequences⋆

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This chapter explains the conflict of nationalities in late Imperial Austria, limiting to the non-Hungarian, Austrian parts of the Habsburg Empire in its post-1867 period. Some developments following from the Moravian settlement of 1905–1906 are elaborated. The Moravian system of double constituencies was adopted only for a part of the province. The significance of mandatory national/ethnic attribution was stressed within the context of certain provisions of the school legislation of the Moravian Compromise of 1905. The central place of mandatory ethnic attribution in Moravia after the compromise settlement is shown by conflict in the field of schooling. The ethnic splitting of institutions, as it began to develop in Bohemia in the 1870s, reaching its fullest development in Moravia after 1905, as well as the mandatory ethnic attribution of persons grew out of good intentions. Pacification through separation was the guiding idea.

Keywords: nationalities; late Imperial Austria; Habsburg Empire; Moravian settlement; school legislation; mandatory ethnic attribution; Moravia; schooling

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