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Czech, German, and Noble: Status and National Identity in Habsburg Bohemia

Rita Krueger


This book examines the intellectual ideas and political challenges that inspired patriotic activity among the Bohemian nobility, the infusion of national identity into public and institutional life, and the role of the nobility in crafting and supporting the national ideal within Habsburg Bohemia. Patriotic aristocrats created the visible and public institutional framework that cultivated national sentiment and provided the national movement with a degree of intellectual and social legitimacy. The book argues that the mutating identity of the aristocracy was tied both to insecurity and to a be ... More

Keywords: nobility, Bohemia, Habsburg, national identity, public sphere

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195323450
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rita Krueger, author
Temple University
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