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Title From empire to republic : post-World War I Austria / Günter Bischof, Fritz Plasser, eds. ; Peter Berger, guest editor.

Imprint New Orleans, La. : UNO Press ; Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press, ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (443 pages) : illustrations.
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Contemporary Austrian studies ; v. 19
Contemporary Austrian studies ; v. 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface / Günter Bischof -- Introduction – Boundaries and transitions in modern Austrian history / John W. Boyer – Leopold Count Berchtold: the man who could have prevented the Great War / Samuel R. Williamson, Jr. – Topical essays – I. End of empire/early republic: political (domestic and foreign) legacies – Utopian perspectives and political restraint: the Austrian Revolution in the context of Central European conflicts / Wolfgang Maderthaner – Was there an Austrian stab-in-the-back myth? Interwar military interpretations of defeat / Patrick J. Houlihan – zA status which does not exist anymorey Austrian and Hungarian enemy aliens in the United States, 1917-21 / Nicole M. Phelps – Selectively perceived legacies of World War I: the little-known Halstead Mission in Austria, 1919 / Siegfried Beer – Dismantling empire: Ignaz Seipel and Austria’s financial crisis, 1922-1925 / John Deak – II. Costs of war: Social/mental/cultural legacies – Demographic transitions accelerated: abortion, body politics, and the end of supra-regional labor immigration in post-war Austria / Andreas Weigl – Government care of war widows and disabled veterans after World War I / Verena Pawlowsky and Harald Wendelin – A partnership of the weak: war victims and the state in the early first Austrian Republic / Ke-chin Hsia – Memory-landscapes of the First World War: the Southwestern Front in present-day Italy, Austria and Slovenia / Gunda Barth-Scalmani – Pan-Germanism after empire: Austrian zGermandomy at home and abroad / Julie Thorpe – Sudeten Germans in Austria after the First World War / Johannes Koll – Consensus vs. control: the politics of culture in interwar Austria, a reassessment (with special emphasis on literature and the theatre) / Robert Pyrah – Jewish education in interwar Vienna: cooperation, compromise and conflict between the Austria state and the Viennese Jewish community / Sara O.M. Yanovsky – III. Habsburg successor states: economic legacies – Under pressure to adapt: corporate business and the new order in post-1918 Central Europe / Andreas Resch – Wealth, poverty and institutions in the Habsburg Empire’s successor states (1918-1929) / Peter Berger – Coda: A twentieth century family – The lost and saved: a memoir of the persecution of Jews in Vienna and Budapest / Peter Berger – Book reviews – Annual review – Austria 2009 / Reinhold Gärtner.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Summary After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Austria transformed itself from an empire to a small Central European country. Formerly an important player in international affairs, the new republic was quickly sidelined by the European concert of powers. The enormous losses of territory and population in Austria’s post-Habsburg state of existence, however, did not result in a political, economic, cultural, and intellectual black hole. The essays in the twentieth anniversary volume of Contemporary Austrian Studies argue that the small Austrian nation found its place in the global arena of the twentieth century and made a mark both on Europe and the world. Be it Freudian psychoanalysis, the zfin-de-siècley Vienna culture of modernism, Austro-Marxist thought, or the Austrian School of Economics, Austrian hinkers and ideas were still wielding a notable impact on the world. Alongside these cultural and intellectual dimensions, Vienna remained the Austrian capital and reasserted its strong position in Central European and international business and finance. Innovative Austrian companies are operating all over the globe. This volume also examines how the globalizing world of the twentieth century has impacted Austrian demography, society, and political life. Austria’s place in the contemporary world is increasingly determined by the forces of the European integration process. European Union membership brings about convergence and a regional orientation with ramifications for Austria’s global role. Austria emerges in the essays of this volume as a highly globalized country with an economy, society, and political culture deeply grounded in Europe. The globalization of Austria, it appears, turns out to be in many instances an zEuropeanization.y
Der Zerfall der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie hatte zur Folge, dass die einstige Großmacht der Habsburger zu einem Kleinstaat im Herzen Europa wurde. Der enorme Verlust an Territorium und die Verringerung der Bevölkerung hinterließ allerdings keineswegs ein politisches, wirtschaftliches, kulturelles oder intellektuelles Vakuum. Die Aufsätze des 20. Jubiläumsbandes der Contemporary Austrian Studies zeigen vielmehr, dass die Republik Österreich ihren Platz in Europa und der Welt halten konnte: Sei es die Psychoanalyse von Freud, das Wien des fin-de-siècle oder der Austro-Marxismus, österreichische Ideen fanden weltweit Anklang. Auch in der internationalen Geschäfts- und Finanzwelt konnte sich Wien als Hauptstadt behaupten. Heute bestimmen der EU-Beitritt, der europäische Integrationsprozess sowie die Globalisierung das wirtschaftliche, gesellschaftliche und politische Leben Österreichs.
Subject Austria -- History -- 1918-1938.
Regions & Countries -- Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Chronological Term 1918-1938
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Bischof, Günter, 1953-
Plasser, Fritz, 1948-
Berger, Peter, 1953-
Other Form: Print version: From empire to republic. New Orleans, La. : UNO Press ; Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press, ©2010 (OCoLC)670478713
ISBN 9781608011353 (electronic bk.)
1608011356 (electronic bk.)
9781608010257 (USA)
1608010252 (USA)
9783902719768 (Europe)
3902719761 (Europe)
Standard No. AU@ 000052937081

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