Presentation of Larry Wolff’s Book "The Idea of Galicia. History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture"
March 7, 2013
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Center hosted a presentation of Larry Wolff’s "The Idea of Galicia. History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture"(Stanford, 2010). The presentation brought together Yaroslav Hrytsak, Roman Holyk, Leonid Zashkilniak, Ostap Sereda, Ihor Chornovol, Maciej Janowski, as well as the Author.
Larry Wolff’s latest work – dedicated to the intellectual history of the idea of the Hapsburg province of Galicia (formed in 1772) as a separate, cohesive space within the Danube Empire, and its cultural construction, was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. There is no doubt that "The Idea of Galicia" will become required reading for all interested in the history of this Hapsburg province in the "long nineteenth century," particularly because it radically changes the thinking of how to write about it.
The presentation was part of the Third Academician Ya. D. Isayevych Academic Lectures.