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By Daniel L. Unowsky

This booklet examines the advertising and reception of clone of Franz Joseph (Habsburg emperor from 1848 to 1916) as a logo of universal identification within the Austrian 1/2 the Habsburg Monarchy (Cisleithania). within the moment half 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 get together. 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. millions of villagers and townspeople set obvious photographs of Franz Joseph in illuminated home windows. Publishers bought hundreds of thousands of commemorative books and pamphlets, and outlets provided busts, plaques, and industrially produced snap shots of the emperor. the facility of the guts to manage the which means of Habsburg patriotism was once restricted, even though. This research concentrates at the reputable presentation of the imperial cult in addition to at the use or rejection of just like the emperor through nearby social and nationalist factions. It analyzes either the construction of the cult of the emperor and its reception, illuminating the stress among nationwide and supra-national id in an age of increasing political participation.

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