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  • 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...

  • Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violenceby Jacob Mundy

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The massacres that spread across Algeria in 1997 and 1998 shocked the world, both in their horror and in the international community's failure to respond. In the years following, the violence of 1990s Algeria has become a central case study in new theories of civil conflict and terrorism after the Cold War. Such "lessons of Algeria" now contribute... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920by Brent Mueggenberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The calamity of World War I spawned dozens of liberation movements among ethnic and religious groups throughout the world. Of this array of peoples aspiring toward self-determination, none were more successful in realizing that goal than the Czechs and Slovaks. From its humble beginning the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement grew into an impressive... more...

  • Havelby Michael Zantovsky

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vaclav Havel: iconoclast and philosopher king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. His pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution and the modern Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. Michael Zantovsky was one of Havel's closest confidants. They lived through... more...

  • The Habsburg Empire 1700-1918by Jean Berenger; C.A. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    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... more...

  • A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273-1700by Jean Berenger; C.A. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    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... more...

  • Metternich's German Policy, Volume IIby Enno E. Kraehe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00 US$ 51.20

    Using new archival sources, this book shows that Prussia sought not the unity of Germany but its partition into five masses loosely enough joined to assure her control of the North. Hardenberg, not Metternich, supported the feudalistic claims of the estates suppressed by Napoleon and the resurrection of ancient estates' assemblies based mainly on... more...