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Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I

Author: Maureen Healy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maureen Healy examines the collapse of the Habsburg Empire from the perspective of everyday life in the capital city. She argues that a striking feature of 'total war' on the home front was the spread of a war mentality to the mundane sites of everyday life - streets, shops, schools, entertainment venues and apartment buildings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Healy
ISBN: 0521042194 9780521042192
OCLC Number: 772235537
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Food and the politics of sacrifice --
Entertainment, propaganda, and the Vienna war exhibition of 1916-17 --
Censorship, rumors, and denunciation : the crisis of "truth" on the home front --
Sisterhood and citizenship : "Austria's women" in wartime Vienna --
Mobilizing Austria's children for total war --
The "fatherless society" : home-front men and imperial paternalism
Responsibility: Maureen Healy.

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