AbstractExamines social and cultural changes in Galicia following the 18th-century partitions of Poland. Key factors were changes in the status of the Polish nobility, German settlement in Galicia under Emperor Joseph II, the granting of political autonomy in 1867, the growth of a middle class, and increased ethnic self-consciousness of the main population groups - Poles, Ruthenians, and Jews.
Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 1998. "Galician Society as a Cultural Public, 1771-1914." Journal of Ukrainian Studies 23(2): 23-44.