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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
The author does an excellent job of illustrating to the reader the vastness of Austria's history.
Booklist
The work's real value is as a tool for finding additional resources on Austrian history. Suitable for academic and large public libraries.
Reference Reviews
The author's extensive knowledge of her subject is evident on every page…. This volume maintains the high standard of the series to which it belongs, and like its counterparts, will be invaluable to students of the history of the country in question.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
The author does an excellent job of illustrating to the reader the vastness of Austria's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810855922
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/2009
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series , #70
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

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Paula Sutter Fichtner is professor emerita at Brooklyn College.

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