The editors would like to firstly acknowledge the authors’ longstanding efforts to deliver significant and original contributions to the present volume, and thank them, as well as the series editors, for enabling this important work to see the light of print.

A considerable debt of gratitude is owned to all institutions and persons who, over the past several years, have in one way or another helped to see this volume to fruition.

Finally, it should be mentioned that this book was published with support of the Czech Science Foundation project no. 20-19463X, “Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861–1926) and transition of imperial experience and structures in nation-states”.

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