Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire

Total War and Everyday Life in World War I

Author: Maureen Healy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521831246

Category: History

Page: 333

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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.
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A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918

Author: Robert A. Kann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520024083

Category: History

Page: 646

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

Author: Martyn Rady

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198792964

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and a chunk of the New World, spreading eastwards to include the Philippines. Reaching from South-East Asia to what is now Ukraine, the Habsburg Empire was truly global. In this Very Short Introduction Martin Rady looks at the history of the Habsburgs, from their tenth-century origins in Switzerland, to the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in 1918. He introduces the pantheon of Habsburg rulers, which included adventurers, lunatics, and at least one monarch who was so malformed that his true portrait could never be exhibited. He also discusses the lands and kingdoms that made up the Habsburg Empire, and the decisive moments that shaped their history. Dynasty, Europe, global power, and the idea of the multi-national state all converge on the history of the Habsburg Empire. Martin Rady shows how. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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A History of the Habsburg Empire: 1700-1918

Author: Jean Bérenger

Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 342

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This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Berenger'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. Berenger 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.
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A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273-1700

Author: Jean Berenger,C.A. Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131789569X

Category: History

Page: 422

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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.
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Die Romanows

Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613-1918

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490152X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1032

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Simon Sebag Montefiore, Bestseller-Autor und Russland-Experte, schildert in seiner ebenso spannenden wie unterhaltsamen Biographie ›Die Romanows: Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613 - 1918‹ die sagenumwobene Dynastie, die Russland bis heute prägt. Wie kein anderes Adelsgeschlecht sind die Romanows der Inbegriff von schillerndem Prunk, Macht, Dekadenz und Grausamkeit. Über 300 Jahre dominierten sie das russische Reich, mehr als 20 Zaren und Zarinnen gingen aus dem Geschlecht hervor, allesamt getrieben von unbändigem Machthunger und rücksichtslosem Willen zu herrschen – einige dem Wahnsinn näher als dem Genie. Simon Sebag Montefiore erzählt die Saga dieser unglaublichen Familie, in der Rivalität, Giftmorde und sexuelle Exzesse regelrecht auf der Tagesordnung standen. Basierend auf neuester Forschung und unbekanntem Archivmaterial zeichnet er die Schicksale und politischen Verwicklungen nach. Weder zuvor noch danach gab es ein so gewaltiges Reich, in dem sich Glanz und Grausamkeit auf so unheilvolle Weise verbündeten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, prächtige Ausstattung. »Exzellent! Im Vergleich dazu ist Game of Thrones das reinste Kaffeekränzchen.« Antony Beevor »Als läse man zwanzig packende Romane in einem Band zusammengefasst.« The Bookseller »Die glorreiche Geschichte der Romanow-Dynastie, voll von Blut, Sex und Tränen.« Daily Telegraph »Ein beindruckendes Buch, das gründliche Recherche mit exzellenter Prosa vereint.« The Times »Montefiores Reise durch die 300 Jahre der Romanows gleicht einer Studie über Brutalität, Sex und Macht, absolut fesselnd [...], die Recherche ist akribisch und der Stil packend.« The Observer
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The Habsburg Empire

Author: Pieter M. Judson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674969324

Category: History

Page: 585

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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.
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Habsburg

Geschichte eines Imperiums

Author: Pieter M. Judson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406706541

Category: History

Page: 667

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"Unser Reich": So nannten Menschen unterschiedlicher Sprachen und Religionen von Südtirol über Mähren bis Galizien und Transsilvanien das Habsburgerreich. Pieter Judson erzählt in seiner meisterhaften Gesamtdarstellung die Geschichte der Donaumonarchie und der Österreichisch- Ungarischen Doppelmonarchie ganz neu und revidiert gründlich das vertraute Bild vom verknöcherten !Vielvölkerreich". Als zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts die Erblande der Habsburger unteilbar wurden, war damit der Grundstein für eines der mächtigsten europäischen Reiche gelegt. Pieter Judson erzählt die Geschichte dieses Imperiums chronologisch vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zu dessen Auflösung am Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs. Dabei berücksichtigt er neben der politischen Geschichte immer auch den Alltag der Menschen an der Peripherie. So gerät eine Gesellschaft in den Blick, die zwar vielsprachig war, aber erst im Laufe des nationalistischen 19. Jahrhunderts "Völker" voneinander abgrenzte. Deren territoriale Geschlossenheit war jedoch eine Illusion: Als Europas zweitgrößter Staat 1918 zerbrach, waren die Nachfolgestaaten ihrerseits kleine "Vielvölkerreiche" Pieter Judsons eindrucksvolle Geschichte lässt das Kaiserreich der Habsburger in erfrischend neuem Licht erscheinen.
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The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

Author: A. Wess Mitchell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889960

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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The Habsburg Empire’s grand strategy for outmaneuvering and outlasting stronger rivals in a complicated geopolitical world The Empire of Habsburg Austria faced more enemies than any other European great power. Flanked on four sides by rivals, it possessed few of the advantages that explain successful empires. Its army was not renowned for offensive prowess, its finances were often shaky, and its populace was fragmented into more than a dozen ethnicities. Yet somehow Austria endured, outlasting Ottoman sieges, Frederick the Great, and Napoleon. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire tells the story of how this cash-strapped, polyglot empire survived for centuries in Europe's most dangerous neighborhood without succumbing to the pressures of multisided warfare. Taking readers from the War of the Spanish Succession in the early 1700s to the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, A. Wess Mitchell argues that the Habsburgs succeeded not through offensive military power or great wealth but by developing strategies that manipulated the element of time in geopolitical competition. Unable to fight all their enemies at once, the Habsburgs learned to use the limited tools at their disposal—terrain, technology, and treaty allies—to sequence and stagger their conflicts, drive down the costs of empire, and concentrate scarce resources against the greatest threat of the moment. Rarely holding a grudge after war, they played the "long game" in geopolitics, corralling friend and foe alike into voluntarily managing the empire's lengthy frontiers and extending a benign hegemony across the turbulent lands of middle Europe. A study in adaptive statecraft, The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire offers lessons on how to navigate a messy geopolitical map, stand firm without the advantage of military predominance, and prevail against multiple rivals.
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The Habsburg Empire

1790-1918

Author: C. A. Macartney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571306292

Category: History

Page: 900

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This book is a narrative history of the Austrian Monarchy from 1790 to its break-up in 1918. Its theme is the hundred year struggle between the venerable dynastic empire which ruled Central Europe, and the new national, political and social forces in conflict with it, an with one another. The author starts with the death of Emperor Joseph 11 in 1790, the event which he takes as marking the turn of the tide in the struggle between autocracy and centralisation on the one side, and the new forces on the other; but he prefixes his narrative with a brief account of Joseph's own reign, and with a comprehensive picture of the old monarchy on the threshold of the new age. C. A. Macartney takes his subject as comprising the monarchy as a whole, every people, class and province in it. He thus brings and makes intelligible the diversity within the unity, and the unity synthesising the diversity, which give the history of the Austrian Monarchy its special and unique character. The author was long acquainted with the countries and peoples that were once part of the Habsburg Empire and it was this experience, combined with linguistic accomplishments that enabled him to draw on an exceptionally wide range of sources. The result is a work of monumental scholarship written with unique insight and understanding.
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Der Fall des Hauses Habsburg

der unzeitige Tod eines Kaiserreichs

Author: Alan Sked

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898365284

Category: Austria

Page: 344

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An Orthodox Festival Book in the Habsburg Empire

Zaharija Orfelin's Festive Greeting to Mojsej Putnik (1757)

Author: Jelena Todorovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351958577

Category: History

Page: 240

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A transcription and translation of Zaharje Orfelin's 1757 festival book, Festive Greeting to Mojsej Putnik, this book is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the festival life of the Orthodox hierarchy in the Habsburg lands. While the Festive Greeting remained just an outline for the spectacle and was never publicly performed in its entirety, it remains a fascinating embodiment of Church politics, an issue too dangerous to be made public in the political arena of the Catholic Empire. In addition to the transcription and translation of the festival book, Jelena Todorovic provides a full account of the background to the Mojsije Putnik's episcopal investiture, beginning with a study of the political and historical context to the foundation and establishment of the Orthodox Archbishopric in the Austrian Habsburg and moving on to an examine the religious politics of the Orthodox Archbishops during this period. With detailed surveys of the book's illustrations, proposed scenography and music, it concludes with an assessment of the place of the Festive Greeting in the history of spectacles in the Archbishopric as well as in the history of the Orthodox Church.
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The Habsburg Empire 1700-1918

Author: Jean Berenger,C.A. Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317895738

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
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Die Welt von Gestern

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384960523X

Category:

Page: 509

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Die Welt von Gestern, mit dem Untertitel „Erinnerungen eines Europäers“, ist ein autobiografisches Werk Stefan Zweigs. Das Buch entstand kurz vor Zweigs Tod in den letzten Jahren (von 1939 bis 1941) seines Exils. Das Buch zeichnet sich durch die persönliche Nähe aus, die der Leser durch die fein gewebte literarische Struktur zum Ich-Erzähler bekommt. Das Werk verbindet damit den objektiven Blick auf die Kultur des alten Europas mit teilweise persönlichen Innenansichten des Ich-Erzählers. Inwieweit Zweig sein persönliches Leben in diesem Buch dargestellt oder eben herausgehalten hat, ist umstritten. Inhalt: Vorwort Die Welt der Sicherheit Die Schule im vorigen Jahrhundert Eros Matutinus Universitas vitae Paris, die Stadt der ewigen Jugend Umwege auf dem Wege zu mir selbst Über Europa hinaus Glanz und Schatten über Europa Die ersten Stunden des Krieges von 1914 Der Kampf um die geistige Brüderschaft Im Herzen Europas Heimkehr nach Österreich Wieder in der Welt Sonnenuntergang Incipit Hitler Die Agonie des Friedens
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The Nationalization of Scientific Knowledge in the Habsburg Empire, 1848-1918

Author: M. Ash,J. Surman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264977

Category: Science

Page: 258

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This volume challenges the widespread belief that scientific knowledge as such is international. Employing case studies from Austria, Poland, the Czech lands, and Hungary, the authors show how scientists in the late Habsburg Monarchy simultaneously nationalized and internationalized their knowledge.
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