The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918

A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary

Author: A J P Taylor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932384

Category: History

Page: 304

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A history of the Habsburg monarchy from the end of the Holy Roman Empire to the monarchy's dissolution in 1918. The book offers an insight into the problems inherent in the attempt to give peace, stability and common loyalty to a hetergeneous population.

The Habsburg monarchy, 1809-1918

a history of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary

Author: Alan John Percivale Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 279

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First published in 1941, The Habsburg Monarchy has become indispensable to students of nineteenth-century European history. Not only a chronological report of actions and changes, Taylor's work is a provocative exploration into the historical process of the most eventful hundred years of the Habsburg monarchy.

Liberalism and the Habsburg Monarchy, 1861-1895

Author: J. Kwan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137366923

Category: History

Page: 308

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Often the liberal movement has been viewed through the lens of its later German nationalism. This presents only one facet of a wide-ranging, all-encompassing project to regenerate the Habsburg Monarchy. By analysing its various nuances, this volume provides a new, more positive interpretation of Austro-German liberalism.

The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867-1918

Author: John W. Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317886275

Category: History

Page: 140

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This book charts the history of the last fifty years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918. it reveals that the Habsburg Monarchy, though not in a healthy state before 1914, was not in fact doomed to collapse. The author examines foreign and domestic policies and reveals the weaknesses inherent in the Empire.He also shows how the Austro-Hungarian Empire attempted to satisfy the claims of eleven distinct national groups.

Joseph II

Author: T C W Blanning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899660

Category: History

Page: 240

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Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of his multi-national empire in Central Europe. Professor Blanning's brilliant short study, based on extensive archival research, offers a history of the Habsburg monarchy in the eighteenth century, as well as a revaluation of the emperor's complex personality and his ill-fated reform programme.

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.

The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism

Imperial Celebrations in Habsburg Austria, 1848-1916

Author: Daniel L. Unowsky

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534002

Category: History

Page: 263

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This book examines the promotion and reception of the image of Franz Joseph (Habsburg emperor from 1848 to 1916) as a symbol of common identity in the Austrian half of the Habsburg Monarchy (Cisleithania). In the second half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century the promotion of the cult of the emperor encouraged a Cisleithania-wide culture of imperial celebration. On Franz Joseph's birthdays and jubilees, cities produced special theater productions, torchlight parades, and ethnic/historical processions. Thousands of voluntary associations sponsored local festivities. Hundreds of thousands of villagers and townspeople set transparent portraits of Franz Joseph in illuminated windows. Publishers sold millions of commemorative books and pamphlets, and retailers offered busts, plaques, and mass-produced portraits of the emperor. The ability of the center to control the meaning of Habsburg patriotism was limited, however. This study concentrates on the official presentation of the imperial cult as well as on the use or rejection of the image of the emperor by regional social and nationalist factions. It analyzes both the production of the cult of the emperor and its reception, illuminating the tension between national and supra-national identity in an age of expanding political participation.

The Law of God

Exploring God and Civilization

Author: Pieter Vos,Onno Zijlstra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004281843


Page: 336

View: 2507

In today s society, religion as adherence to the law of God is often considered inherently violent and a threat to civilization. This volume contains theological and philosophical explorations of clashes as well as disclosures of God and civilization."

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

Author: Robert Justin Goldstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026696

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

View: 6715

Originally published in 1983. The nineteenth century was a time of great economic, social and political change. As Europe modernized, previously ignorant and apathetic elements in the population began to demand political freedoms. There was pressure also for a freer press, for the rights of assembly and association. The apprehension of the existing elites manifested itself in an intensification of often brutal form of political repression. The first part of this book summarizes on a pan-European basis, the major techniques of repression such as the denial of popular franchise and press censorship. This is followed by a chronological survey of these techniques from 1815 – 1914 in each European country. The book analyzes the long and short-term importance of these events for European historical development in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Eastern Europe 1740-1985

Feudalism to Communism

Author: Robin Okey,Senior Lecturer in History Robin Okey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113488687X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3159

`A fascinating book, readable and illuminating.' Times Literary Supplement

Die Tränen der Königin


Author: Christopher W. Gortner

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641025850

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5764

Opulent und ergreifend: ein Roman über Johanna, die letzte Königin Spaniens Mit 13 Jahren erlebt Johanna von Kastilien die Vereinigung des Königreichs Spaniens unter ihren Eltern Isabella und Fernando mit. Intelligent, schön, und stolz auf ihre Herkunft kämpft Johanna gegen ihr Schicksal an, als sie als zukünftige Braut des Habsburgers Philip des Schönen auserwählt wird. Aber als sie in Flandern dem attraktiven und sympathischen Prinzen gegenübersteht schlagen ihre Gefühle um. Doch weiß sie noch nicht, dass dieser Mann, nicht nur die größte Liebe ihres Lebens sein wird, sondern auch ihre bitterste Enttäuschung ...

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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Vienna, 1814

How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna

Author: David King

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307407365

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 6102

“Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.” —David Fromkin, author of Europe’s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history. With the feared Napoleon Bonaparte presumably defeated and exiled to the small island of Elba, heads of some 216 states gathered in Vienna to begin piecing together the ruins of his toppled empire. Major questions loomed: What would be done with France? How were the newly liberated territories to be divided? What type of restitution would be offered to families of the deceased? But this unprecedented gathering of kings, dignitaries, and diplomatic leaders unfurled a seemingly endless stream of personal vendettas, long-simmering feuds, and romantic entanglements that threatened to undermine the crucial work at hand, even as their hard-fought policy decisions shaped the destiny of Europe and led to the longest sustained peace the continent would ever see. Beyond the diplomatic wrangling, however, the Congress of Vienna served as a backdrop for the most spectacular Vanity Fair of its time. Highlighted by such celebrated figures as the elegant but incredibly vain Prince Metternich of Austria, the unflappable and devious Prince Talleyrand of France, and the volatile Tsar Alexander of Russia, as well as appearances by Ludwig van Beethoven and Emilia Bigottini, the sheer star power of the Vienna congress outshone nearly everything else in the public eye. An early incarnation of the cult of celebrity, the congress devolved into a series of debauched parties that continually delayed the progress of peace, until word arrived that Napoleon had escaped, abruptly halting the revelry and shrouding the continent in panic once again. Vienna, 1814 beautifully illuminates the intricate social and political intrigue of this history-defining congress–a glorified party that seemingly valued frivolity over substance but nonetheless managed to drastically reconfigure Europe’s balance of power and usher in the modern age. From the Hardcover edition.

Vanished Kingdoms

The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960485

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 3088

'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity to the ever-changing political landscape. Europe's past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day - 'the Empire of Aragon', which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history-writing, and to catch a glimpse of the 'Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms of Burgundy'. How long will it be before the USSR, until recently one of the world's two superpowers, is wholly or half-forgotten as most of these? The histories of the lost echo across the centuries, mixed in with more familiar sounds. One of the purposes of this book is to help us hear them again more clearly, and appreciate where they came from. As in his earlier celebrated books Europe and The Isles, Norman Davies aims to subvert our established view what looks familiar in history and urges us to look and think again. This stimulating book, full of unexpected stories, observations and connections, gives us a fresh and original perspective on European history.

Silesia and Central European Nationalisms

The Emergence of National and Ethnic Groups in Prussian Silesia and Austrian Silesia, 1848-1918

Author: Tomasz Kamusella

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557533715

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 7658

This book analyzes the problems of nation building in the Central European region of Silesia in 1848 to 1918. The German ethnic model of nation building steeped in language and culture had been replicated in the case of Polish and Czech nationalisms. Silesia became a focal point as an area that was sought after by all three nations.

Zaginione królestwa

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Otwarte

ISBN: 8324015582

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Norman Davies zabiera nas w oszałamiającą podróż przez wieki dziejów. Pokazuje egzotyczne stolice i mówiące niemal wymarłymi językami narody. Przedstawia nam nieznaną historię Europy, ale i opowiada o nas samych: o Galicji, Prusach, Wielkim Księstwie Litewskim. Czy jakiś inny historyk miałby na tyle wyobraźni, żeby połączyć ze sobą upadek ZSRR, historię Gdańska i państwo barbarzyńskich Wizygotów? Po lekturze Zaginionych Królestw nikt już nie będzie mógł traktować uporządkowanego świata historii ze szkolnych podręczników jak prawdy objawionej. Burgundia nie będzie kojarzyć się wyłącznie z winem, a Aragonia z Aragornem z Tolkienowskiego Władcy Pierścieni. Nie trzeba już chyba nikogo przekonywać, że proza Normana Daviesa to literacka uczta. Ale Norman Davies potrafi też dzięki swoim książkom czegoś nas nauczyć. Zaginione Królestwa uzmysławiają, że historia nieustannie kotłuje się i bynajmniej nie zmierza do „końca”. Wręcz przeciwnie, nie miejmy wątpliwości, świat wokół nas wcześniej czy później odejdzie w przeszłość. Tak jak odeszły światy, które Norman Davies ożywia w Zaginionych Królestwach.

Die Welt von Gestern

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384960523X


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