Politics of Ethnic Survival: Germans in Prague, 1861-1914

Gary B. Cohen

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This book examines how one of Imperial Austria's principal ethnic conflicts, that between Czechs and Germans, developed in one of the major cities during the era of industrialization and urban growth. It shows how the inhabitants of Prague, the capital of Bohemia, constructed and articulated ethnic group loyalties and social solidarities over the course of the nineteenth century. The German-speaking inhabitants of the Bohemian capital developed a group identification and defined themselves as a minority as they dealt with growing Czech political and economic strength in the city and with their own sharp numerical decline: in the 1910 census only seven percent of the metropolitan population claimed that they spoke primarily German.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationW. Lafayette, IN
PublisherPurdue University Press
Number of pages332
Editionrev. 2nd edition
ISBN (Print)1557534047, 9781557534040
StatePublished - Feb 6 2006


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