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  • Malevolent Museby Oliver Hilmes; Donald Arthur

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    The fascinating life and times of the one and only Alma Mahler more...

  • After Hitler, Before Stalinby James Ramon Felak

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    After Hitler, Before Stalin examines the crucial postwar period in Slovakia, following Nazi occupation and ending with the Communist coup of February1948. Centering his work around the major political role of the Catholic Church and its leaders, James Ramon Felak offers a fascinating study of the interrelationship of Slovak Catholics, Democrats,... more...

  • The Afterlife of Austria-Hungaryby Adam Kozuchowski

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 was just one link in a chain of events leading to World War I and the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian empire. By 1918, after nearly four hundred years of rule, the Habsburg monarchy was expunged in an instant of history. Remarkably, despite tales of decadence, ethnic indifference, and a failure... more...

  • Forging a Multinational Stateby John Deak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Habsburg Monarchy ruled over approximately one-third of Europe for almost 150 years. Previous books on the Habsburg Empire emphasize its slow decline in the face of the growth of neighboring nation-states. John Deak, instead, argues that the state was not in eternal decline, but actively sought not only to adapt, but also to modernize and build.... more...

  • War, Religion and Court Patronage in Habsburg Austriaby Karin J. MacHardy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This case study of the causes of the Thirty Years' War suggests an alternative framework to that of Absolutism, and views statebuilding as an interactive bargaining process that can engender challenges to political authority. It shows how selective court patronage changed the cultural habits of nobles in education, manners, and tastes, but failed to... more...

  • Travel Viennaby MobileReference 2007; US$ 4.99

    Travel Vienna - illustrated city guide, phrasebook, and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Historical overviews. Interesting facts. Street Map, Metro Map, and more. Museums hours and ticket info. . Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway. Plan the trip during airplane... more...

  • Time's Magpieby Myla Goldberg

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    Sometimes a city can be like a bird. Just as the magpie is an inveterate collector, hoarding beautiful eclectic bits to line its nest, so Prague retains fragments from bygone regimes and centuries past to create a city of juxtaposition that is alternately exquisite and bizarre. Prague?s personality is expressed as much by its obvious beauty as by... more...

  • Running Naked Through the Streetsby Caramine White

    Hamilton Books 2008; US$ 31.99

    Running Naked Through the Streets is an account of the year Dr. Caramine White lived in the former Communist country Slovakia, from August 2004-May 2005. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Austriaby Paula Sutter Fichtner

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 144.99

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Austria has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, Austrian financial and commercial relations with the countries of the former Soviet bloc, social issues, religion, and politics. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Czech Stateby Rick Fawn; Jiri Hochman

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 144.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this detailed, authoritative reference provides understandings of the Czechs as a people; the territory they inhabit;... more...