Austrian Imperial Censorship and the Bohemian Periodical by Jeffrey T. Leigh

By Jeffrey T. Leigh

This e-book analyzes the behavior of press coverage in Bohemia from the Revolutions of 1848 throughout the interval of the Tábory, 1867-71. within the aftermath of the revolutions, the Habsburg kingdom, faraway from constituting an ancient relic, proved itself boldly leading edge, inaugurating liberal reforms, most significantly the rule of thumb of legislations. whereas the reforms helped it to outlive its fast demanding situations, they still, fairly mockingly, created an atmosphere during which the periodical press persisted to develop views emblematic of the revolution, even throughout the period of Neoabsolutism. This new felony surroundings fostered the increase of the bourgeois public sphere, as theorized by way of Jürgen Habermas, and the very political events that may give a contribution to its loss of life, as signaled within the Tábory crusade of 1867-71. on the nexus of civil society and the nation stood the provincial Habsburg officers answerable for public order and safety. Their adventure was once one in every of endeavoring to stability the beliefs of the rule of thumb of legislation imposed by way of the Imperial middle and their very own very important issues concerning the survival of the Monarchy. This paintings, for the 1st time, concentrates at the position of those officers who made up our minds what would—and might not—appear in print.  

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