> Journeymen were conduits for cultural ideas that came to
> the capitols of the Austrian Empire from Germany, France,
> and other western European countries [is this what they meant?]
They meant that once the ideas from France, etc., reached the main cities/towns of the Habsburg monarchy, the journeymen picked them up there and passed them on to the rest of the country.
> The ethnic Slavic territories (Moravia, Bohemia, Croatia,
> Vojvodina, and Slovenia) were visited mainly by journeymen
> from western Slovakia. Journeymen mainly from eastern
> Slovakia traveled towards Galicia and the Russian parts of
> Poland [?? and why would these latter two areas not be
> considered ethnically Slavic?].
It may begin to make sense if it's phrased along the lines of "journeymen from W-SK mostly visited their nearby Slavic areas in Moravia..." They probably used "Slavic" there to differentiate those areas from the W-SK journeymen's nearby German area of Austria, as well as the vast German areas in Moravia, Bohemia, Carinthia. By contrast, Galicia and Russia's Poland were practically all Slavic, so the E-SK journeymen had no reason to choose by language and wandered all over there.
> and also as possible places to [settle down to?] work.