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  • The Austriansby Gordon Brook-Shepherd

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 23.00

    This is a masterful survey of Austria?s controversial place at the heart of European history. From the Reformation through the Napoleonic and Cold Wars to European Union, a superb history of Austria?s central role in uniting Western civilization is covered. 24 pages of photographs and maps are included. “Connoisseurs of Austria and its delightful... more...

  • Der Wettbewerb zur Wiener Ringstraßeby Harald Stühlinger

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 91.00

    150 years ago, Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vienna Ringstrasse. Just a few years earlier, in 1858, the project was the subject of an urban architectural competition, which included a total of 85 submissions, only 30 of which have been preserved today. The book examines the Ringstrasse competition in its broader historical and urban architectural... more...

  • Der Wiener Kreisby Friedrich Stadler

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    Die zweite Auflage dieses inzwischen vergriffenen Buches (1. Auflagen Suhrkamp 1997/2001) stellt die einzige Gesamtdarstellung und Dokumentation des Wiener Kreises im historischen Kontext dar. Es liefert eine wissenschaftsgeschichtliche und systematische Untersuchung zum Logischen Empirismus des Wiener Kreises, der bis heute als bahnbrechende Strömung... more...

  • The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1867-1918by John W. Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    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... more...

  • The Emergence of the Bohemian Stateby Petr Charvát

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    Drawing especially on new data from archaeology, history, art history and cultural or social anthropology, this book offers a new vision of the origins of the Bohemian state. It is based both on interpretation of evidence not sufficiently taken into consideration up to now, and on research results of a wide range of international scholarship. more...

  • Entspannung in Europaby Gottfried Niedhart

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 24.00

    Gottfried Niedhart analyzes the key role played by West Germany in the process of détente in Europe, which was understood by the West German political coalitions in power during this period as a means of transcending the status quo. At the same time, he explains the policies of the Warsaw Pact, whose members, unlike West Germany, saw détente... more...

  • Fin-De-Siecle Viennaby Carl E. Schorske

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00

    "Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history... more...

  • Fools and Heroesby Peter Hruby

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Fools and Heroes: The Changing Role of Communist Intellectuals in Czechoslovakia details two crucial years of 1948 and 1968 that marked the climax of contradictory developments, namely, the acceptance and repudiation of Soviet ideology and statecraft. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the class struggle and moral problems in Czechoslovakia.... more...

  • Gender and Modernity in Central Europeby Agatha Schwartz

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. Concepts of gender and modernity as defined by the Habsburg Monarchy... more...

  • Habitus und Politik in Kärntenby Christian Dorner-Hörig

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Kärnten wird in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Literatur als ?Sonderfall? der österreichischen Zeitgeschichte beschrieben; der Volksgruppenkonflikt zwischen der slowenischsprachigen Minderheit und der deutschsprachigen Mehrheit, der politische Erfolg des ?Dritten Lagers? und eine politische Kultur, die mit Korruptionsskandalen, Ausgrenzung von Fremden... more...