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.

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HABSBURG is looking to add a new network editor!

We are looking for people who are interested in joining the editorial team. Working with HABSBURG is a great way to provide service to the field and to keep abreast of the latest developments. There is also ample opportunity to develop and implement projects in the digital humanities.

Please consult the following website for more details on the position: https://networks.h-net.org/node/19384/pages/1896475/join-our-team

ARTICLE ALERT: The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 1)

Almási, Gábor and Šubarić, Lav.  The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 1). Nations and Nationalism 28, 894–908. doi.org/10.1111/nana.12827.

ARTICLE ALERT: The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 2)

Almási, Gábor, & Šubarić, Lav. The new discourses of nation: The origins of nationalism in late eighteenth-century Hungary (Part 2). Nations and Nationalism 2022, pg 1–14. doi.org/10.1111/nana.12826

ARTICLE ALERT: A Posture of Protestation: Civil Litigation and Constitutional Culture in the Reformation-Era Holy Roman Empire

Ludin, Sarah. A Posture of Protestation: Civil Litigation and Constitutional Culture in the Reformation-Era Holy Roman Empire.  German History, Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2022, Pages 143–170, doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghac008

ANN: GAM-Presentation of Shaun Blanchard, The Rise and Fall of the Counter-Enlightenment Narrative in the Catholic Church, June 15th, 2022 | Vienna (Hybrid)

The Austrian Society for 18th Century Studies (ÖGE18) is pleased to invite to the lecture by Shaun Blanchard (Pittsburgh, PA) The Rise and Fall of the Counter- Enlightenment Narrative in the Catholic Church. The lecture will be hosted by ÖGE18 in cooperation with Geschichte am Mittwoch on June 15, 2022 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Institute of History, University of Vienna. The moderator will be the ÖGE18 president PD Dr. Thomas Wallnig.

Participation is possible both virtually and in presence. 

Prize: Hans Rosenberg Book Prize – Call for Nominations

The Central European History Society (CEHS) is pleased to solicit nominations for the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize. This annual prize honors the best monograph in Central European history published in English by a permanent resident of North America. This year’s award is restricted to books with an imprint of 2021. Central European history is understood to include all German-speaking countries as well as areas previously included within the Habsburg monarchy.

ANN: Online book talk with Georg B. Michels (University of California) (May 5, 2022)

Dear colleagues,

The QhoD project (IHB, ÖAW) invites you to an online book talk with Georg B. Michels from the University of California, Riverside, Department of History, about his book, The Habsburg Empire under Siege: Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizir Ahmed Köprülü (1661-1676) (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).

The talk will take place online via Zoom.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 5, 2022, 18:00 CEST (Vienna).

Registration is required for participation.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Paul B. Miller, Claire Morelon, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Deak

Deak on Miller and Morelon, 'Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918'

Paul B. Miller, Claire Morelon, eds. Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918. Austrian and Habsburg Studies, vol. 22. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. 366 pp. $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78920-022-5.

Reviewed by John Deak (University of Notre Dame) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Dominique Kirchner Reill
Reviewer: 
Marco Bresciani

Bresciani on Reill, 'The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire'

Dominique Kirchner Reill. The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-24424-5

Reviewed by Marco Bresciani (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Published on HABSBURG (August, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Charles W. Ingrao
Reviewer: 
William D. Godsey

Godsey on Ingrao, 'The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815'

Charles W. Ingrao. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815. New Approaches to European History Series. Third edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 324 pp. $33.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-71333-7; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49925-5.

Reviewed by William D. Godsey (Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2021) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Author: 
Michael Prokosch
Reviewer: 
Elias Knapp

Knapp on Prokosch, 'Das Alteste Burgerbuch Der Stadt Linz (1658-1707): Edition Und Auswertung (Quelleneditionen Des Instituts Fur Osterreichische Geschicht) (German Edition)'

Michael Prokosch. Das Alteste Burgerbuch Der Stadt Linz (1658-1707): Edition Und Auswertung (Quelleneditionen Des Instituts Fur Osterreichische Geschicht) (German Edition). Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2019. 308 pp. EUR 50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-205-20885-3

Author: 
Klaus Hödl
Reviewer: 
Alexander Vari

Vari on Hakkarainen, 'Comical Modernity: Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna' and Hödl, 'Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna'

Heidi Hakkarainen. Comical Modernity: Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna. Austrian and Habsburg Studies Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. Illustrations. viii + 279 pp. $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78920-273-1Klaus Hödl. Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.

Author: 
Alexander Maxwell
Reviewer: 
Balint Varga

Varga on Maxwell, 'Everyday Nationalism in Hungary: 1789-1867'

Alexander Maxwell. Everyday Nationalism in Hungary: 1789-1867. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019. iv + 258 pp. $103.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-063411-2.

Reviewed by Balint Varga (Institute of History, Loránd Eötvös Research Network) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2020) Commissioned by Jonathan Singerton (Universität Innsbruck)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55687

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

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