Lemberg (Lwów, L'viv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the National Bastion, What Else?

Lemberg (Lwów, L'viv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the... East Central Europe 36 (2009) 100–129 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187633009X411502 brill.nl/eceu Lemberg (Lwów, Ľviv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the National Bastion, What Else? Markian Prokopovych Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest Abstract Th e historiography on the nineteenth-century architecture of Lemberg—and, for that matter, on Lwów, Lvov, and Ľviv—remains a contested fi eld among diff erent national camps. At the same time, these confl icting historiographic traditions have not been able to treat the complex history of this multiethnic city in an adequate manner. On the one hand, there exists a prevailing ten- dency to view the Habsburg period in the city’s history through a national lens, highlighting only those facts and fi gures that would confi rm the city being—or becoming—a bastion of a particu- lar national culture. Consequently, Polish and Ukrainian literature often neglected entire proj- ects and even time periods, assuming that, prior to Lemberg’s municipal autonomy of 1867, the entire urban planning achievement by the Austrian German-speaking bureaucracy was insignifi - cant to the city’s history and had therefore no consequence for the later fi n-de-siècle develop- ments. On http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png East Central Europe Brill

Lemberg (Lwów, L'viv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the National Bastion, What Else?

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East Central Europe 36 (2009) 100–129 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187633009X411502 brill.nl/eceu Lemberg (Lwów, Ľviv) Architecture, 1772–1918: If Not the Little Vienna of the East, or the National Bastion, What Else? Markian Prokopovych Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest Abstract Th e historiography on the nineteenth-century architecture of Lemberg—and, for that matter, on Lwów, Lvov, and Ľviv—remains a contested fi eld among diff erent national camps. At the same time, these confl icting historiographic traditions have not been able to treat the complex history of this multiethnic city in an adequate manner. On the one hand, there exists a prevailing ten- dency to view the Habsburg period in the city’s history through a national lens, highlighting only those facts and fi gures that would confi rm the city being—or becoming—a bastion of a particu- lar national culture. Consequently, Polish and Ukrainian literature often neglected entire proj- ects and even time periods, assuming that, prior to Lemberg’s municipal autonomy of 1867, the entire urban planning achievement by the Austrian German-speaking bureaucracy was insignifi - cant to the city’s history and had therefore no consequence for the later fi n-de-siècle develop- ments. On

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East Central EuropeBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: GALICIA; GERMANIZATION; AUSTRIA-HUNGARY; MULTICULTURALISM; CENTRAL EUROPE; LEMBERG/LWÓW/L'VIV; FIN DE SIÈCLE; ARCHITECTURE; ENTANGLED HISTORIES

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