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Beginning with the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and extending to the elections in November of 1986, this history of modern Austria has been written for the general reader and the student wishing an overview of the country's recent history. The first part of the book, covering the years from 1815 to 1918, includes a discussion of the events in Habsburg history that have a particular significance for the evolution of the later republic. The second part, commencing with the establishment of the First Republic in the turbulent and difficult years after World War I, is concerned with the development of the democratic government and its replacement during a period of economic and political instability by the authoritarian regimes of Dollfuss and Schuschnigg. The first two decades of Austrian independence conclude with the annexation by Germany and the subsequent involvement in the catastrophe and total defeat of World War II. The postwar period commences with a description of the reestablishment of the independent state, the ten-year four-power occupation and, finally, the treaty of 1955 and the acceptance of Austrian neutrality. The last two chapters deal with the internal and international issues that concerned the Austrian government in a period of relative tranquility. Particular attention is paid to the unique aspects of the Austrian system. The book concludes with an examination of the Kreisky era, the evolution of Austrian social democracy, and the political controversies after 1983. The main emphasis in the book is on political history and foreign policy, but attention is paid to the cultural history of Austria, focusing particularly on Vienna, throughout the nineteenth and tweniethcenturies.

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Beginning with the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and extending to the elections in November of 1986, this history of modern Austria has been written for the general reader and the student wishing an overview of the country's recent history.

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An overview of the Austria's recent history written for the general reader and the student.

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List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of acronyms; Part I. The Habsburg Empire: Introduction; 1. The Austrian Empire, 1815-1867; 2. The Dual Monarchy, 1867-1918; Part II. The Republic of Austria: 3. The first republic, 1918-1932; 4. Austrofascism, Anschluss, and War, 1932-1945; 5. The Second Austrian Republic under four-power occupation, 1945-1955; 6. Independent Austria: coalition and single-party governments, 1955-1970; 7. The socialist governments: the Kreisky era; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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This book is a valuable resource for all those interested in the history of Central Europe through the 19th and 20th centuries.

It is a valuable sourse of information and a textbook which should not be passed when preparing any workpaper on the subject.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780521316255
Author:
Jelavich, Barbara
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Austria History.
Subject:
Austria History 20th century.
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Austria - History Austria - History
Subject:
Austria History 1867-1918.
Subject:
World History-Austria
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 140
Publication Date:
19870931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b/w illus. 10 maps
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.41x5.42x.91 in. .96 lbs.

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