Welcome to HABSBURG, a member of the H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online family of networks sponsored by the Michigan State University. HABSBURG is a daily Internet discussion forum dedicated to the history and culture of the Habsburg Monarchy, its successor states, and their peoples from 1500 to the present. The primary purpose for HABSBURG is to enable scholars in history and related disciplines to communicate current research and research interests, stimulate discussion of approaches, methods and tools of analysis and circulate information on new articles, books, jobs/grants and resources. All languages are welcome.

Founded in October 1991, HABSBURG was the first Internet discussion group dedicated to an historical theme. We are affiliated with the Center for Austrian Studies, the Society for Austrian and Habsburg History, the Czechoslovak Studies Association, and the Hungarian Studies Association. We welcome any new members and encourage participation in HABSBURG activities. If you have any question or wish to become more involved, please get in touch with the editorial team.

Recent Discussions

ANN: Online Lecture: "Against the World: The Collapse of Empire and the Deglobalization of Interwar Austria" by Tara Zahra

Please join the Center for Austrian Studies on September 21, 2020, at 12 PM CT for the 36th Annual Kann Memorial Lecture.  This year's lecture will be delivered by Tara Zahra, Homer J.

Article alert: The renaissance of sausage: The role of Kranjska sausage in the contemporary process of reconstructing the Slovenian nation

Mlekuž, Jernej. "The renaissance of sausage: The role of Kranjska sausage in the contemporary process of reconstructing the Slovenian nation." Nations and Nationalism 26 (November 2019): 407–423.
doi: 10.1111/nana.12572

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Article Alert: Inheritance and Emotions: Performing the Patriarch in an Aristocratic Stepfamily in Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Hungary

Erdélyi, Gabriella. “Inheritance and Emotions: Performing the Patriarch in an Aristocratic Stepfamily in Seventeenth-Century Habsburg Hungary.” Journal of Family History (August 2020).
doi: 10.1177/0363199020948101.

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Article alert: Differential Nuptiality and Fertility in the Länder of the Austrian Empire (1828–1865)

Rossi, Fiorenzo, and Irene Barbiera. “Differential Nuptiality and Fertility in the Länder of the Austrian Empire (1828–1865).” Journal of Family History (August 2020).
doi: 10.1177/0363199020949605.

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Article alert: South Tyrol and Åland: Collective Identity in the Interplay of Old and New Minorities

Dosch, Jörn and Lakatos, Malvina. "South Tyrol and Åland: Collective Identity in the Interplay of Old and New Minorities." Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (July 2020).
doi: 10.1111/sena.12323.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ferenc Rákóczi II
Reviewer: 
Charles Ingrao

Ingrao on Rákóczi II, 'Confessio Peccatoris, Memoirs'

Ferenc Rákóczi II. Confessio Peccatoris, Memoirs. Translated by Bernard Adams; with an afterword by Gábor Tüskés. Budapest: Corvina, 2019. 2 vols. 628 pp. $69.99 (paper), ISBN 978-963-13-6564-1

Reviewed by Charles Ingrao (Purdue University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2020) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
David W. Gerlach
Reviewer: 
Cathie Carmichael

Carmichael on Gerlach, 'The Economy of Ethnic Cleansing: The Transformation of the German-Czech Borderlands after World War II'

David W. Gerlach. The Economy of Ethnic Cleansing: The Transformation of the German-Czech Borderlands after World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 308 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19619-3.

Reviewed by Cathie Carmichael (University of East Anglia) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Irina Livezeanu, Árpád von Klimó, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matei Costinescu

Costinescu on Livezeanu and Klimó, 'The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700'

Irina Livezeanu, Árpád von Klimó, eds. The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700. Routledge Histories Series. New York: Routledge, 2017. xvi + 522 pp. $245.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-58433-3.

Reviewed by Matei Costinescu (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Edgard Haider
Reviewer: 
Tim Kirk

Kirk on Haider, 'Wien 1918: Agonie der Kaiserstadt'

Edgard Haider. Wien 1918: Agonie der Kaiserstadt. Weimar, Germany: Boehlau Verlag, 2017. 418 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-20486-2.

Reviewed by Tim Kirk (Newcastle University) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53044

Author: 
Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, Przemysław Czapliński
Reviewer: 
Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad

Witczak Haugstad on Trojanowska and Niżyńska and Czapliński, 'Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918'

Tamara Trojanowska, Joanna Niżyńska, Przemysław Czapliński. Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. 856 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-5018-3.

Reviewed by Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad (Research Council of Norway) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Ivo Goldstein, Slavko Goldstein
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Goldstein and Goldstein, 'The Holocaust in Croatia'

Ivo Goldstein, Slavko Goldstein. The Holocaust in Croatia. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 736 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4451-5.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (University of Liverpool) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2019) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Derek Hastings
Reviewer: 
Alexey Miller

Miller on Hastings, 'Nationalism in Modern Europe: Politics, Identity, and Belonging since the French Revolution'

Derek Hastings. Nationalism in Modern Europe: Politics, Identity, and Belonging since the French Revolution. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. vii + 345 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-1339-4; $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-1338-7.

Reviewed by Alexey Miller (European University at St. Petersburg) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany, Rita Garstenauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Günter J. Bischof

Bischof on Kuzmany and Garstenauer, 'Aufnahmeland Österreich: Über den Umgang mit Massenflucht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert'

Börries Kuzmany, Rita Garstenauer, eds. Aufnahmeland Österreich: Über den Umgang mit Massenflucht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Mandelbaum Verlag, 2017. 262 pp. EUR 19.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-85476-816-6.

Reviewed by Günter J. Bischof (University of New Orleans) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy, ed.
Reviewer: 
Mark Von Hagen

Von Hagen on Brogi Bercoff and Pavlyshyn and Plokhy, 'Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations'

Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, Serhii Plokhy, ed. Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 480 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0090-0.

Reviewed by Mark Von Hagen (Arizona State University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

Author: 
Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Isotta Poggi, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dorothy Barenscott

Barenscott on Cuevas-Wolf and Poggi, 'Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary'

Cristina Cuevas-Wolf, Isotta Poggi, eds. Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2018. Illustrations. 160 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60606-539-6.

Reviewed by Dorothy Barenscott (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2018) Commissioned by Borislav Chernev

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