By Daniel L. Unowsky

This e-book examines the promoting and reception of clone of Franz Joseph (Habsburg emperor from 1848- 1916) as an emblem of universal id within the Austrian half the Habsburg Monarchy (Cisleithania). within the moment 1/2 the 19th century and the 1st many years of the 20 th century the advertising of the cult of the emperor inspired a Cisleithania-wide tradition of imperial get together.

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Stephen; the Maria Theresa Order; the Leopold Order; the Order of the Iron Cross; the Order of Franz Joseph; and, after the death of Empress Elisabeth in 1898, the Order of Elisabeth. indd 23 8/2/2005 1:20:38 PM 24 ◆ CHAPTER 1 The constitutional governments after 1867 often favored political figures who had advanced the government agenda, long-serving bureaucrats, ministers, and army officers with these honors. Those holding the highest rankings within the house orders received access to the court.

Indd 25 8/2/2005 1:20:38 PM 26 ◆ CHAPTER 1 Joseph mirrored the neoabsolutist program of the new regime. After the defeat of revolution, Habsburg ceremony and celebration presented Franz Joseph as a superior being whose right to rule had been confirmed by history, tradition, and military victory. Catholic Rituals When he came to power in 1848, Franz Joseph did not desire a return to the baroque splendor already under siege in the eighteenth century. At the same time, the neoabsolutist regime viewed the Catholic Church, along with the army and bureaucracy, as a pillar of the new order.

23 Promotions within the Habsburg house orders were no longer accompanied by church services. Joseph II discontinued the imperial pilgrimages to Mariazell and other religious sites frequented by his predecessors and only rarely took the Eucharist at public mass. His predecessors often knelt in the street when meeting a priest carrying the Eucharist; Leopold I even proclaimed Mary empress, queen, and commander of the Habsburg armies. Joseph II rejected such dramatic expressions of personal piety as part of the irrational world he sought to transform through his wide-ranging reform efforts.

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