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Historical Dictionary of Austria
     

Historical Dictionary of Austria

by Paula Sutter Fichtner
 

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Austrians today often seem to believe that they have two histories. One is their republican present; the other, the centuries that their forebears spent as part of the multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire. Contemporary Austria is a fixture among Europe's democracies. Yet, it did not achieve this state easily: World War I, the unification with Germany in 1938, and World War II

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Austrians today often seem to believe that they have two histories. One is their republican present; the other, the centuries that their forebears spent as part of the multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire. Contemporary Austria is a fixture among Europe's democracies. Yet, it did not achieve this state easily: World War I, the unification with Germany in 1938, and World War II were catastrophes for Austria. In 1995, it became part of the European Union, and its government, culture, and egalitarian economy are far cries from the monarchical and highly stratified society of the old Empire. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Austria has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, social issues, religion, and politics.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810863101
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/2009
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe , #70
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
504
File size:
2 MB

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Paula Sutter Fichtner is professor emerita at Brooklyn College.

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