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The Habsburg empire : a new history, Pieter M. Judson

Label
The Habsburg empire : a new history
Title
The Habsburg empire
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Pieter M. Judson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Moving beyond older approaches to the history of the Habsburgs in Central Europe in which nations are the main actors and nationalist conflict the inevitable moving force in the monarchy's trajectory, Pieter Judson offers an alternate narrative framework for the history of Habsburg Central Europe from the eighteenth century to the demise of the empire in World War I. He investigates how shared imperial institutions, administrative practices, and cultural programs helped to shape local society in every region of the empire. He shows how all of these elements gave imperial citizens fundamentally common experiences that crossed linguistic, confessional, and regional divides--experiences that even shaped nationalists' understandings of nationhood. And he traces what happened to the common or shared elements of imperial practice when the Habsburg monarchy formally ceased to exist in 1918."--Provided by publisher
  • "In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, Pieter Judson shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans. Across divides of language, religion, region, and history, ordinary women and men felt a common attachment to "their empire," while bureaucrats, soldiers, politicians, and academics devised inventive solutions to the challenges of governing Europe's second largest state. In the decades before and after its dissolution, some observers belittled the Habsburg Empire as a dysfunctional patchwork of hostile ethnic groups and an anachronistic imperial relic. Judson examines their motives and explains just how wrong these rearguard critics were. Rejecting fragmented histories of nations in the making, this bold revision surveys the shared institutions that bridged difference and distance to bring stability and meaning to the far-flung empire. By supporting new schools, law courts, and railroads, along with scientific and artistic advances, the Habsburg monarchs sought to anchor their authority in the cultures and economies of Central Europe. A rising standard of living throughout the empire deepened the legitimacy of Habsburg rule, as citizens learned to use the empire's administrative machinery to their local advantage. Nationalists developed distinctive ideas about cultural difference in the context of imperial institutions, yet all of them claimed the Habsburg state as their empire. The empire's creative solutions to governing its many lands and peoples--as well as the intractable problems it could not solve--left an enduring imprint on its successor states in Central Europe. Its lessons remain no less important today." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Judson, Pieter M
Dewey number
943.6/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DB36.3.H3
LC item number
J83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Nationalism
  • Imperialism
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Habsbourg
  • Habsburger
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rüstungsautonomie und Äussere Sicherheit
  • Imperialism
  • Nationalism
  • Europe, Central
  • Herrschaft
  • Imperialismus
  • Nationalismus
  • Soziale Situation
  • Österreich-Ungarn
  • Autriche
  • Mitteleuropa
Label
The Habsburg empire : a new history, Pieter M. Judson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-543) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The accidental empire -- Servants and citizens, empire and fatherland, 1780-1815 -- An empire of contradictions, 1815-1848 -- Whose empire? the revolutions of 1848-1849 -- Mid-century modern: the emergence of a liberal empire -- Culture wars and wars for culture -- Everyday empire, our empire, 1880-1914 -- War and radical state-building, 1914-1925 -- Epilogue: The new empires
Control code
923017599
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 567 pages
Isbn
9780674047761
Lccn
2015036845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025949702
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923017599
Label
The Habsburg empire : a new history, Pieter M. Judson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-543) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The accidental empire -- Servants and citizens, empire and fatherland, 1780-1815 -- An empire of contradictions, 1815-1848 -- Whose empire? the revolutions of 1848-1849 -- Mid-century modern: the emergence of a liberal empire -- Culture wars and wars for culture -- Everyday empire, our empire, 1880-1914 -- War and radical state-building, 1914-1925 -- Epilogue: The new empires
Control code
923017599
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 567 pages
Isbn
9780674047761
Lccn
2015036845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025949702
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)923017599

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