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By Daniel L. Unowsky

This e-book examines the advertising and reception of a twin of Franz Joseph (Habsburg emperor from 1848 to 1916) as a logo of universal id within the Austrian half the Habsburg Monarchy (Cisleithania). within the moment 1/2 the 19th century and the 1st many years of the 20th century the merchandising of the cult of the emperor inspired a Cisleithania-wide tradition of imperial occasion. On Franz Joseph's birthdays and jubilees, towns produced specific theater productions, torchlight parades, and ethnic/historical processions. millions of voluntary institutions subsidized neighborhood festivities. thousands of villagers and townspeople set obvious images of Franz Joseph in illuminated home windows. Publishers offered thousands of commemorative books and pamphlets, and shops provided busts, plaques, and heavily produced pics of the emperor. the power of the heart to manage the that means of Habsburg patriotism used to be restricted, even if. This examine concentrates at the professional presentation of the imperial cult in addition to at the use or rejection of similar to the emperor through neighborhood social and nationalist factions. It analyzes either the construction of the cult of the emperor and its reception, illuminating the strain among nationwide and supra-national id in an age of increasing political participation.

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