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

TALK: QhoD Book Talks - September 21, 2022, Gábor Ágoston on his new book (Online via Zoom)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you all to the next session of the QhoD Book Talk Series.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Prof. Gábor Ágoston of Georgetown University will talk via Zoom about his new book The Last Muslim Conquest: The Ottoman Empire and Its Wars in Europe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021). The talk will take place online via Zoom on September 21 at 18:15, Vienna (Austria) time.

FUNDING: Central European History Society Initiative to Support Junior Scholars at the AHA Annual Meeting

Conference participation, especially at major events such as the American Historical Association’s annual meeting, remains a major indicator of scholarly productivity and excellence and is thus tied to professional advancement. However, the cost of attending such conferences can be prohibitive for junior scholars.

ARTICLE ALERT: Social Stratification and Career Choice Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe

Dear colleagues: I am happy to share with you my recent article:

Orel Beilinson, Social Stratification and Career Choice Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe, Journal of Social History, 2022; shac042, https://doi.org/10.1093/jsh/shac042

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LECTURE: John Connelly: "Was the Habsburg Empire and Empire?" (Kann Memorial Lecture (Zoom), Sept. 9, 2022)

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota Presents:

Was the Habsburg Empire and Empire?

John Connelly, University of California, Berkeley

September 9, 2022 at 12:00PM CT

Zoom Registration: z.umn.edu/Connelly

The Habsburg monarchy seems doubly confounding.

BLOG: Milestones of Ukrainian Independence and freedoms (1648-1921)

The Czech journal Opera historica devoted its blog on 04/04/2022 to the history of constitutional liberties in Ukraine. It is a response to the repeated statements of the Russian propaganda which describes Ukraine as a 'made-up country' which is based on nationalist or even nazi traditions. We have approached the topic as a chronological survey which covers all the development from hetman Pylyp Orlik to Otto Eichelmann. Since it is still difficult to find this sort of information on the internet, I hope it will be useful for everyone.

CfP: L’Homme – European Journal for Feminist History (special issue 1/2024): Current research by Ukrainian historians on women's and gender history, the history of masculinities, and queer studies

Call for articles for L’Homme – European Journal for Feminist History (special issue 1/2024): Current research by Ukrainian historians on women's and gender history, the history of masculinities, and queer studies

PODCAST: Contested Minorities in the 'New Europe'. Roundtable

Episode 25. Roundtable: Contested Minorities in the 'New Europe'

Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arouse on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the minorities’ question.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Georg Bernhard Michels
Reviewer: 
Tobias P. Graf

Graf on Michels, 'The Habsburg Empire under Siege'

Georg Bernhard Michels. The Habsburg Empire under Siege. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021. 608 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-228-00575-9; (e-book), ISBN 978-0-228-00698-5.

Reviewed by Tobias P. Graf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2022) Commissioned by Yasir Yilmaz (Purdue Univ.)

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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