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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

Austrian Imperial Censorship and the Bohemian Periodical Press, 1848–71

The Baneful Work of the Opposition Press is Fearsome

Authors: Leigh, Jeffrey T.

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  • Examines the relationship of the Bohemian press to government censors from the 1848 revolutions to the 1871 Tabory
  • Illustrates how the Habsburg Monarchy initiated reforms that contributed to its own demise
  • Argues that Austrian Imperial censorship reform was instrumental in the growth of anti-Imperial political movements after 1848
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This book analyzes the conduct of press policy in Bohemia from the Revolutions of 1848 through the period of the Tábory, 1867-71. In the aftermath of the revolutions, the Habsburg state, far from constituting an historical relic, proved itself boldly innovative, inaugurating liberal reforms, most importantly the rule of law. While the reforms helped it to survive its immediate challenges, they nonetheless, quite paradoxically, created an environment in which the periodical press continued to advance perspectives emblematic of the revolution, even during the era of Neoabsolutism. This new legal environment fostered the rise of the bourgeois public sphere, as theorized by Jürgen Habermas, and the very political movements that would contribute to its demise, as signaled in the Tábory campaign of 1867-71. At the nexus of civil society and the state stood the provincial Habsburg officials responsible for public order and security. Their experience was one of endeavoring to balance the ideals of the rule of law imposed by the Imperial center and their own vital concerns regarding the survival of the Monarchy. This work, for the first time, concentrates on the role of these officials who determined what would—and would not—appear in print.  

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Jeffrey T. Leigh is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Austrian Imperial Censorship and the Bohemian Periodical Press, 1848–71
Book Subtitle
The Baneful Work of the Opposition Press is Fearsome
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55880-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55880-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55879-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85770-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 330
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