Beyond nationalism : a social and political history of the Habsburg officer corps, 1848-1918 (Book, 1990) [WorldCat.org]
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Beyond nationalism : a social and political history of the Habsburg officer corps, 1848-1918

Author: István Deák
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last seventy years of its long and distinguished existence, the Habsburg monarchy was plagued by the forces of rising nationalism. Still, it preserved domestic peace and provided the conditions for social, economic, and cultural progress in a vast area inhabited by eleven major nationalities and almost as many confessional groups. This study investigates the social origin, education, training, code of honor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: István Deák
ISBN: 019504505X 9780195045055
OCLC Number: 19623942
Description: xiii, 273 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From the Turkish Wars to the Revolutions of 1848: An Early History --
Absolutism, Liberal Reform, and the Ideology of Preventive War: The Army Between 1850 and 1914 --
The Making of Future Officers --
Life in the Regiment --
From Payday to Payday --
Latter-Day Knights --
Marriage, Family, Sexual Ethics, and Crime --
Pensioners, Widows, and Orphans --
Nobles and Near-Nobles in the Officer Corps --
Religion, Nationality, Advanced Training, and Career --
The Officers in the Great War --
Epilogue Habsburg Officers in the Successor States and in the Second World War.
Responsibility: István Deák.
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This is a study of the social origin, education, training, code of honor, lifestyle, and political role of the Habsburg officers.  Read more...

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`a pioneering study of the social history of a military elite ... enthralling account'LNew York Review of Books 'The book is written sympathetically and the vast amount of evidence employed Read more...

 
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