The Habsburg Empire

  • Filename: the-habsburg-empire.
  • ISBN: 9780674969322
  • Release Date: 2016-04-25
  • Number of pages: 585
  • Author: Pieter M. Judson
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



This panoramic reappraisal shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered for so long to so many Central Europeans across divides of language, religion, and region. Pieter Judson shows that creative government—and intractable problems the far-flung empire could not solve—left an enduring imprint on successor states. Its lessons are no less important today.

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire

  • Filename: vienna-and-the-fall-of-the-habsburg-empire.
  • ISBN: 0521831245
  • Release Date: 2004-05-27
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Maureen Healy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Maureen Healy examines the collapse of the Habsburg Empire from the perspective of everyday life in the capital city. She argues that a striking feature of 'total war' on the home front was the spread of a war mentality to the mundane sites of everyday life - streets, shops, schools, entertainment venues and apartment buildings. While Habsburg armies waged military campaigns on distant fronts, Viennese civilians (women, children, and men 'left at home') waged a protracted, socially devastating war against one another. Vienna's multi-ethnic population lived together in conditions of severe material shortage and faced near-starvation by 1917. The city fell into civilian mutiny before the state collapsed in 1918. Based on meticulous archival research, including citizens' letters to state authorities, the study offers a penetrating look at Habsburg citizenship by showing how ordinary women, men and children conceived of 'Austria' in the Empire's final years.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273 1700

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-habsburg-empire-1273-1700.
  • ISBN: 9781317895701
  • Release Date: 2014-07-22
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Jean Berenger
  • Publisher: Routledge



The first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. This important volume (which is self-contained) meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern periods. It is primarily concerned with the Habsburg territories in central and northern Europe, but the history of the Spanish Habsburgs in Spain and the Netherlands is also covered. The book, like the Habsburgs themselves, deals with an immense range of lands and peoples: clear, balanced, and authoritative, it is a remarkable feat of synthethis and exposition.

The Habsburgs

  • Filename: the-habsburgs.
  • ISBN: 0140236341
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Andrew Wheatcroft
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA



Offers a history of the Habsburgs from the Middle Ages to the present day.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526 1918

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-habsburg-empire-1526-1918.
  • ISBN: 0520024087
  • Release Date: 1974
  • Number of pages: 646
  • Author: Robert A. Kann
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



An historian's account of the cultural evolution, political problems, and socioeconomic development of the multinational Habsburg Empire

Terror and Toleration

  • Filename: terror-and-toleration.
  • ISBN: 186189340X
  • Release Date: 2008-02-15
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Paula S. Fichtner
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books



From the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries the armies of the Ottoman empire brought terror, in the name of Islam, to much of the Christian world. Intermittently, but relentlessly, the Sultans’ forces raided, then conquered the Danube Valley as far as Budapest and beyond. Their inexorable progress westward eventually brought them into conflict with the dynastic confederation created in central and eastern Europe by the Austrian Habsburgs. Repeatedly faced with virtual annihilation by superior Muslim forces, the ruling powers in Vienna fought to mobilise the minds as well as the military resources of their subjects in order to save both their faith and their soil. The propaganda developed by both government and church, particularly the Roman Catholic variant, created, then reinforced many of the negative stereotypes of Muslims that are still familiar to Europeans today. Gradually, after the middle of the seventeenth century, Habsburg rulers and officials came to see that its political and military survival required solid information about the Muslim foe that prejudiced ideas did not supply. In Terror and Toleration, Paula Sutter Fichtner traces the story of this change of heart and mind in government and intellectual circles throughout the Habsburg empire. This episode shows, she argues, that it is possible to form and disseminate negative views of an enemy for political and strategic reasons, yet be able to reconfigure those views as circumstance and necessity dictates. A highly original account of a fascinating historical and cultural encounter, this book gives readers a close view of how a Western empire not only survived Islamic aggression, but in the process learned how to consider and even work with Muslims positively and productively.

The Nationalization of Scientific Knowledge in the Habsburg Empire 1848 1918

  • Filename: the-nationalization-of-scientific-knowledge-in-the-habsburg-empire-1848-1918.
  • ISBN: 9780230289871
  • Release Date: 2012-08-21
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Mitchell G. Ash
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



This volume challenges the common belief that scientific knowledge is international. Employing case studies from Austria, Poland, the Czech lands, and Hungary, the authors show how scientists in the late Habsburg Monarchy confronted the problem of simultaneously nationalizing and internationalizing their knowledge in a multi-national empire during the 'age of nationalism'. The case studies go beyond traditional emphasis on history, ethnology or other 'national' disciplines, ranging from chemistry and physics to natural history, geology, seismology, surgery, linguistics and eugenics, focusing inter alia on scientific terminology in various national languages, supra-national networks of observation or data gathering, language issues in science education, and research practices in cross-national comparison.

When Buildings Speak

  • Filename: when-buildings-speak.
  • ISBN: 9780226015071
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Anthony Alofsin
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



The canonical inventors of International Style have long dominated studies of modern European architecture. But in this text, Anthony Alofsin broadens this scope by exploring the rich yet overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.

An Orthodox Festival Book in the Habsburg Empire

  • Filename: an-orthodox-festival-book-in-the-habsburg-empire.
  • ISBN: 075465611X
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Jelena Todorovic
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



A transcription and translation of Zaharje Orfelin's 1757 festival book, Festive Greeting to Mojsej Putnik forms for the core of this study. It is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the festival life of the Orthodox hierarchy in the Habsburg lands.

The Habsburg Empire 1700 1918

  • Filename: the-habsburg-empire-1700-1918.
  • ISBN: 9781317895732
  • Release Date: 2014-09-19
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jean Bérenger
  • Publisher: Routledge



This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Bérenger's history of the Habsburgs. It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One. Bérenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and shows how their successors proved more adroit at riding the tide of nationalism in their multi-ethnic empire than is often recognised.

The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire 1815 1918

  • Filename: the-decline-and-fall-of-the-habsburg-empire-1815-1918.
  • ISBN: 0582356660
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 354
  • Author: Alan Sked
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group



'This is a book to be savoured and relished; excellently organised and rich in anecdote, irony, paradox and intelligence, it is a must for anyone interested in the Habsburg empire or anyone looking for an example of historical writing in its most lively, informative and attractive form.' HISTORY Dealing with one of the key episodes in nineteenth-century history, Alan Sked completely revises the traditional view of that crucial outcome of the period's upheavals: the survival of the Habsburg Empire. Acclaimed by one Oxford professor as "worthy of A.J.P.Taylor at his best," the first edition of this book became a bestseller which was translated into German, Italian, Czech and Japanese. The key to the book's success has been the author's determination to analyse the course of Habsburg history and to take issue not merely with its leading historians, but with the very concept of "decline and fall" itself.In this second edition, the author reflects on the arguments originally raised and bolsters his original interpretation. The result is vintage Sked: clear and controversial, a vigorously written classic which is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of nineteenth-century Europe. ALAN SKED is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics.

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