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41 Such TABLE 1. Official Saxon statistics on Austrian citizens living in Saxony, 1880–1910 Year Austrian citizens Total Saxon population 1880 1885 1890 1900 1905 1910 30,060 43,314 66,361 113,437 137,423 159,619 2,972,805 3,182,003 3,502,684 4,202,216 4,508,601 4,806,661 Source: Data from Zeitschrift des Königlichen Sächsischen Statistischen Bureaus, 1–2 (1886): 7; Lommatzsch, “Die Bevölkerung des Königreichs Sachsen,” 98; Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Königreich Sachsen, 36 (1908): 12; Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Königreich Sachsen 41 (1913): 16; Rauchberg, Die Bevölkerung Österreichs, 511; Zeitschrift des Königlichen Statistischen Landesamtes, 61 (1915): 2.

Historical actors often disagreed about the relative importance of different af‹liations. But for the most part, frontier people consciously lived their lives at the intersection of these overlapping places. The borderlands became a place in their own right—intersecting with but never fully corresponding to the states and administrative regions the border de‹ned. But they also became representative of the many interconnected territories and communities that de‹ned modern Central European societies at the turn of the century.

These new conceptions of space were both the products and the engines of the political change, industrialization, and mass mobility that swept the region in the second half of the nineteenth century. They re›ected changing relationships between states and populations. By 1900, governments and their citizens were more involved in one another’s daily affairs than ever before. Frontier dynamics had become the product of endless negotiations and adjustments, and the borderlands were a place where state power could be most clearly manifested yet most visibly circumscribed and circumvented.

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