Mobilizing the Periphery. Military Duty as a Factor in the Modernization of the Habsburg Empire, 1868-1914

Mobilizing the Periphery. Military Duty as a Factor in the Modernization of the Habsburg Empire, 1868-1914

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June 30, 2016 / 6.00 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

The book analyzes the European process of transforming and modernizing society that is undergoing a general conscription. This process is considered on the basis of a comparison of the national situation in Austria-Hungary and local stories from the life of the Austrian province of Galicia. This model explored the impact of global processes on remote and peripheral regions and showed their true value to specific areas of modern Europe. Important elements of the transformation included national, social and religious features of the Habsburg Monarchy, which left their mark on the universal strategy of modernization. In some chapters the author evaluates how effectively the new, for that time, system functioned to equipped the armed forces and the system's direct impact on the citizens of the empire.

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Serhiy Choliy

Senior lecturer at the History Department of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". After graduating from the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv with a MA in History in 2008, he continued on in the graduate program during which he conducted research at archival institutions of Kyiv, Lviv and Vienna. An important component of his study were research visits and participation in European research programs: Doctorate College "Austrian Galicia and its multicultural heritage," a program of the International Visegrad Fund in Budapest, the Erasmus Mundus program in Warsaw-Pultusk.