Violence, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in the Late Habsburg Empire

April, 16 2021, University of Padua, Italy –
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10.15 – 10.30: Welcome and introduction (Matteo Millan and Claire Morelon)
10.30 – 12.00: First session
Chair: Giulia Albanese
Birgitta Bader-Zaar (University of Vienna): “Processes of democratization as sites of modernization and violence in Habsburg Austria”
Peter Techet (University of Freiburg): “Violence in Society, but not against the State — Intra-Catholic conflicts as Acts of Emancipation of
Marginalized Peoples in the Austro-Hungarian Littoral after 1890”
Claire Morelon (University of Padova): “Democratization and Its Discontents: Violence and the Protection of Social Order in Habsburg

12.00 – 14.00: Break
14.00 – 15.30: Second session
Chair: Nicola Camilleri
Jonathan Gumz (University of Birmingham): “Military Law and its Discontents in the Wartime Habsburg Empire”
Stefano Petrungaro (University of Venice): “Changing representations and practices of peasants’ protests in late Habsburg Croatia”
Aliaksandr Piahanau (University of Padova): “Hungarian Royal Gendarmerie and Political Violence in ‘Happy Peaceful Times’ (1881 –

15.30 – 16.00: Break
16.00 – 16.30: Final Remarks
Pieter Judson (EUI) and concluding discussion.

Author: Aisseco

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