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Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867
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The 1867 agreement of constitutional law known as the Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich ("compromise") transformed the Austrian Empire into the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary. Responding to Hungarian nationalist demands, the compromise provided that the Hungarian part of the monarchy would henceforth have its own government answerable to a parliament, and that this government would have independent powers for the regulation of internal affairs. The Ausgleich thus marked a watershed in the history of the emancipation of the Habsburg Jews, because provisions re…

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Éva Somogyi, Budapest, “Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867”, 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 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0061>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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