Historical Dictionary of Austria

Historical Dictionary of Austria

by Paula Sutter Fichtner
     
 

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Austria's democratic identity exists only after a turbulent history of political, economic and cultural change. The entity's transformation from a monarchical and stratified society under the Habsburg Empire into an egalitarian polity did not come without a struggle that had important ramifications for all of Europe. In this comprehensive historical dictionary, Dr.… See more details below

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Austria's democratic identity exists only after a turbulent history of political, economic and cultural change. The entity's transformation from a monarchical and stratified society under the Habsburg Empire into an egalitarian polity did not come without a struggle that had important ramifications for all of Europe. In this comprehensive historical dictionary, Dr. Paula Sutter Fichtner explores the major themes and intricacies of Austria's history. Fichtner's wide-ranging text covers the country's Habsburg and pre-Habsburg legacy, its political and cultural elite, its component provinces, and its leading cities, and includes a chronology, introduction, and bibliography. The often dramatic quality of Austria's history ensures that the Historical Dictionary of Austria will be popular with any reader.

Author Biography: Dr. Paula Sutter Fichtner, a professor of history at Brooklyn College, is an authority on the Habsburg dynasty that contributed to the shaping of Austria. Dr. Fichtner has lectured on early modern and modern Europe and has also written "Ferdinand I of Austria and The Habsburg Empire: From Dynasticism to Multinationalism."

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Entries explore major themes and intricacies of Austria's history, covering the country's Habsburg and pre-Habsburg legacy, its political and cultural elite, its provinces, and its leading cities. Includes an in-depth introduction, a chronology, b&w historical maps, and appendix on heads of state. The author is a professor of history at Brooklyn College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780810836396
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
European Historical Dictionaries Series
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.97(d)

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