Austrian Imperial Council
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The Imperial Council (Reichsrat) was established in 1861 as the legislative body of the Habsburg monarchy; after the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, this included the Austrian (“Cisleithanian”) part. It was formed of two chambers - the house of lords and the house of deputies. The Council implemented emancipation of the Jews…

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Jess Olson, New York, “Austrian Imperial Council”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0730>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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