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A concise history of Austria

Author: Steven Beller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi-national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich. Steven Beller's comprehensive account  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Beller
ISBN: 9780521473057 0521473055 9780521478861 0521478863
OCLC Number: 71347503
Description: xv, 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The Eastern March, to 1439. Before Austria, to 1000. The Babenbergs, 1000-1278. Enter the Habsburgs, 1278-1439. --
2. AEIOU, 1439-1740. Universal monarchy, 1439-1556. The bastion of Christendom, 1521-1648. The establishment of the Habsburg monarchy, 1648-1740. --
3. Countering reform, 1740-1866. The enlightened state, 1740-1792. The legitimate empire, 1792-1848. The challenge of progress, 1848-1866. --
4. Empire on notice, 1866-1918. The compromised monarchy, 1866-1879. Austria transformed, 1879-1908. An empire falls apart, 1908-1918. --
5. The land without qualities, 1918-1945. The orphan republic, 1918-1927. Culture wars, 1927-1938. The Hitler time, 1938-1945. --
6. Austria, Inc., from 1945. Breaking free, 1945-1955. Getting rich, 1955-1970. Island of the blessed, 1970-1985. Backing into the future, 1985 onwards. --
Conclusion --
Guide to further reading.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Responsibility: Steven Beller.
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