Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)

16 October 2018 | By Scott Westerfeld | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers n nDeryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commone

The Last Queen

11 November 2018 | By C.W. Gortner | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country s throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was ahead of her time In his stunning new nov

Austria, Prussia and the Making of Modern Germany, 1806-1871

02 September 2018 | By John Breuilly | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

In this important new survey of the Austro Prussian relationship and its impact on Germany, John Breuilly considers Germany s relations with interior and exterior states during the first half of the nineteenth century Focusing on the rise of nationalism and the causes of political ascendancy, Breui

Women in Austria

14 February 2017 | By Günter Bischof | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

The position of women in Austrian society, politics, and in the economy follows the familiar trajectory of Western societies They were expected to accept their proper place in a male patriarchal world Achieving equality in all spheres of life was a long struggle that is still not completed in sp

A Concise History of Austria

12 March 2018 | By Steven Beller | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

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 t

Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles

15 June 2019 | By Otto Weininger | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

Otto Weininger s controversial book Sex and Character, first published in Vienna in 1903, is a prime example of the conflicting discourses central to its time antisemitism, scientific racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and crisis of masculinity, psychological introspection versus empiricism,

Selected Short Fiction

10 August 2019 | By Arthur Schnitzler | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

Arthur Schnitzler is best known for his plays, such as La Ronde and The Game of Love, but his short fiction, in which the pulse of early twentieth century Vienna can be felt as in no other writer, is no less masterly Characteristic of this observer of the late Habsburg world of balls, adultery and

Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture

13 December 2018 | By Carl E. Schorske | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

A landmark book from one of the original scholars of our time a magnificent revelation of turn of the century Vienna where out of a crisis of political social disintegration so much of modern art thought was born n nThis edition contains nIllustrations nAcknowledgments nIntroduction nPolitics the

The Man Without Qualities

02 November 2018 | By Robert Musil | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

Set in Vienna on the eve of World War I, this great novel of ideas tells the story of Ulrich, ex soldier and scientist, seducer and skeptic, who finds himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the 70th jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef This new translation published in two elegant volumes i

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918

19 February 2019 | By A.J.P. Taylor | Filed in: habsburg-empire.

s t A History of the Austrian Empire Austria Hungary nFirst published in 1941, The Habsburg Monarchy has become indispensable to students of nineteenth century European history Not only a chronological report of actions and changes, Taylor s work is a provocative exploration into the historical p