Nationalism and the Reshaping of Urban Communities in by William Whyte, Oliver Zimmer

By William Whyte, Oliver Zimmer

This booklet brings jointly a extraordinary workforce of historians to discover the formerly overlooked dating among nationalism and concrete background. It finds the contrasting studies of nationalism in numerous societies and milieus. it is going to aid historians to re-examine the position of nationalism either in and out the state kingdom.

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The intent was to protect Germans from being required to learn Czech. And the effect was to condemn bilingual schools, one possible vehicle for equality between ethnolinguistically defined German and Czech ‘nations’ in the Bohemian lands, to extinction. In 1869, an imperial primary school law made school attendance mandatory between the ages of six and fourteen, established a system of public, secular primary schools, assigned legislative jurisdiction regarding many details to the diets and placed the bulk of the financial burden on the municipalities.

In bilingual municipalities, the parties within each national system frequently formed an electoral coalition. Instead of choosing between right and left (or to be more precise, right and more right), voters could chose only between Czech and German. 59 Nationalization and municipal daily life As they captured and nationalized the municipalities, how did the Czech and German national movements of the Bohemian lands use those structures to nationalize daily life, to push national views of the world on non-elite parts of the population?

30 Tension between monarchical and liberal principles carried through the following pages. In many ways, the law was based on the Provisional Municipal Law of 1849. Two jurisdictions were distinguished, one delegated and the other ‘independent’, which corresponded closely with the previous ‘natural’. At the insistence of the House of Deputies, the lower House of the new parliament, the term ‘local municipality’ in the legislative draft by Francis Joseph’s minister gave way in many places to ‘municipality’, Zimmer Jeremy King 27 so as to allow the broadest possible interpretation.

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