Das Zeitalter Kaiser Franz Josephs. 1. Teil: Von der Revolution zur Gründerzeit. Niederösterreichische Landesausstellung 1984

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Translated title The Age of Emperor Franz Joseph. Part 1. From the Revolution to Historicism. Exhibition of Lower Austria 1984

Harry Kühnel, Elisabeth Vavra, Gottfried Stangler.


Grafenegg, Austria, 1984. 2 vols., 527 pp., 559 pp., illustrations: vol. 1: 9 col., 73 b&w; vol. 2: 47 col., 153 b&w, 24.9 × 21 cm. German.


Schloß Grafenegg (19 May–28 October 1984)


A monumental exhibition on life and culture during the reign of the Hapsburg monarch Franz Joseph. Volume one with more than 60 essays examining the era’s political, religious, social, industrial and artistic facets. Two essays devoted to the Jewish population: “Die Juden” [The Jews] (Naama Magnus), and “Die Emanzipation der Juden” [The Emancipation of the Jews] (Nikolaus Vielmetti). Volume two presents a catalog of exhibits, including Jewish items related to marriage (pp. 22–24, cat. nos. 1.6.1–1.6.17; p. 48, cat. no. 3.36); food (pp. 24–26, cat. nos. 1.7.1–1.7.14); Jewish types (p. 27, cat. nos. 1.8.8–1.8.10); synagogue (p. 374, cat. no. 20.5.7); and ceremonial objects (pp. 377–379, cat. nos. 20.6.15–20.6.25). Descriptive entries. Several hundred items, circa 50 of them Jewish.

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