Historical Dictionary of Austria by Paula Sutter FichtnerHistorical Dictionary of Austria by Paula Sutter Fichtner

Historical Dictionary of Austria

byPaula Sutter Fichtner

Hardcover | June 11, 2009

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Austrians today often seem to believe that they have two histories. One is their republican present; the other, the centuries that their forebears spent as part of the multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire. Contemporary Austria is a fixture among Europe's democracies. Yet, it did not achieve this state easily: World War I, the unification with Germany in 1938, and World War II were catastrophes for Austria. In 1995, it became part of the European Union, and its government, culture, and egalitarian economy are far cries from the monarchical and highly stratified society of the old Empire. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Austria has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, social issues, religion, and politics.
Paula Sutter Fichtner is professor emerita at Brooklyn College.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of AustriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 8.98 × 6.04 × 1.38 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810855925

ISBN - 13:9780810855922

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The author's extensive knowledge of her subject is evident on every page.. This volume maintains the high standard of the series to which it belongs, and like its counterparts, will be invaluable to students of the history of the country in question.