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The Habsburg Empire

A New History

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$27.00 • £23.95 • €24.95

ISBN 9780674986763

Publication Date: 10/01/2018


592 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

40 halftones, 7 maps

Belknap Press


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  • Note on Names and Places
  • List of Maps and Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Accidental Empire
  • 2. Servants and Citizens, Empire and Fatherland, 1780–1815
  • 3. An Empire of Contradictions, 1815–1848
  • 4. Whose Empire? The Revolutions of 1848–1849
  • 5. Mid-Century Modern: The Emergence of a Liberal Empire
  • 6. Culture Wars and Wars for Culture
  • 7. Everyday Empire, Our Empire, 1880–1914
  • 8. War and Radical State-Building, 1914–1925
  • Epilogue: The New Empires
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Maps and Illustrations
    • Maps
      • Habsburg Territories at the end of the War of the Austrian Succession, 1748
      • Habsburg Territories in 1772
      • The Austrian Empire in 1815 after the Congress of Vienna
      • The Austrian Empire, 1859–1867
      • Austria-Hungary in 1914
      • Austria-Hungary with wartime Polish and Balkan Zones of Occupation
      • East Central Europe in 1925
    • Illustrations
      • Remains of the Habsburg castle in Canton Aargau, Switzerland
      • Maria Theresa and her children in 1776
      • View of Trieste’s/Trst’s very busy harbor in the eighteenth century
      • Nineteenth-century depiction of Joseph II taking a turn at the plow in Slavíkovice Moravia
      • Maria Theresa’s son Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany, later Emperor Leopold II, surrounded by his family in Florence
      • The Departure of the Militiaman (1813) by Johann Peter Krafft
      • Johann Peter Krafft’s depiction of the triumphant return of Emperor Franz I to Vienna
      • An Austrian steamship of the mid-nineteenth century arriving in Trieste/Trst
      • The railway bridge leading to Brünn/Brno, with the city in the distance
      • View of Troppau/Opava
      • The port of Zadar/Zara in Dalmatia, ca. 1845
      • Emperor Ferdinand on 15 March 1848, acclaimed by an enthusiastic Viennese crowd after his promise of a constitution
      • Nineteenth-century engraving depicting the Venetian uprising
      • Depiction of the first uncensored newspapers sold in the streets of Vienna in 1848
      • The Hungarian Parliament votes to create a military force to fight the invading army of Ban Joseph Jelačić
      • František Palacḱy (1798–1876), noted historian of the Bohemian Lands and political leader of the Czech nationalist movement
      • Minister of Justice and of the Interior Alexander von Bach (1813–1893)
      • Photograph from an album commemorating the completion of the Südbahn railway line in 1857
      • Empress Elisabeth of Austria on horseback, one of her favorite activities
      • The imperial family in 1860
      • Ferenc Deák (1803–1876) in mid-life
      • Francis Joseph and Elisabeth after their coronation as King and Queen of Hungary
      • Cartoon in the satirical magazine Kikeriki, 9 January 1868
      • Count Casimir Badeni (1846–1909), former governor of Galicia and prime minister of Austria
      • The grand entrance to the Exhibition Palace with rotunda at the Vienna World’s Fair, 1873
      • Exhibition of agricultural products from Galicia at the Vienna World’s Fair, 1873
      • Postcard of the main building of the University in Czernowitz/Cernǎuți/Cernivci
      • View of the main railway station concourse in Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv, first opened in 1904
      • Railway bridge over the river Pruth near Jaremcze/Yaremche
      • Depiction of an election campaign speech in nineteenth-century Hungary
      • The Vienna Ringstrasse nears completion around 1890
      • Postcard from ca. 1905 of the city theater in Brünn/Brno
      • Postcard of the Croatian National theater in Zagreb
      • Postcard of the theater in Graz
      • Opening festivities of the millennium celebrations in Budapest, 1896
      • War loan propaganda poster advertising the fifth bond issue (November 1916) through the Živnotenská Bank in Prague
      • Evacuated population, Galicia, 1914
      • Women’s sewing class in the barracks of the refugee camp at Wagna, 1915
      • Newly crowned King Charles IV of Hungary, 1916
      • In the Jewish quarter of Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv during the pogrom of November 1918

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