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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ANN: Opera historica 22, 2021, Nr., 2

Dear colleagues, 

a new issue of Opera historica 2021, Nr. 2 was been published in February. It is a theme issue focused on the responses to the battle of White Mountain in 1620 which ended the Bohemian Estates´ Rebellion and inaugurated absolutism. 

To support the Ukrainian cause, we have also established a subcategory of useful links to Ukrainian historiography and sources on our website *Ukrainian links*

Editorial 

CONFERENCE: „Transalpine Transferprozesse im 17. Jh. Die Kaiserinnen Eleonora Gonzaga und Eleonora Gonzaga-Nevers in ihrem Umfeld“, 31.3.-1.4., Vienna (virtual)

Am 2. Februar 1622 heiratete Kaiser Ferdinand II. in Innsbruck die mantuanische Prinzessin Eleonora Gonzaga. Mit dieser Hochzeit begann eine über sechs Jahrzehnte andauernde Epoche engster dynastischer Beziehungen zwischen den Höfen von Wien und Mantua, denn noch zu Lebzeiten Eleonoras wurde ihre Großnichte 1651 die dritte Ehefrau Ferdinands III. Die beiden Kaiserinnen wirkten nicht nur selbst in vielfältiger Weise als Mittlerinnen zwischen ihrem Heimat- und ihrem Aufnahmehof, sondern stießen in ihrem Umkreis mannigfache transalpine Transferprozesse an.

CfA: Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in ERC project, REVENANT-Revivals of Empire: Nostalgia, Amnesia, Tribulation

Dear Colleagues,

I hope that this finds each of you well, despite these difficult, upsetting times. Whether in Ukraine, Syria, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Yemen or elsewhere, I hope that the winds of war soon fall completely still.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
James Carl Klagge
Reviewer: 
Allan Janik

Janik on Klagge, 'Wittgenstein in Exile'

James Carl Klagge. Wittgenstein in Exile. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011. 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01534-9.

Reviewed by Allan Janik (University of Innsbruck) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Disenthralling Flies, or Approaching Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy in 2011

Author: 
Werner Telesko
Reviewer: 
Sabine Wieber

Wieber on Telesko, 'Geschichtsraum Österreich: Die Habsburger und ihre Geschichte in der bildenden Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts'

Werner Telesko. Geschichtsraum Österreich: Die Habsburger und ihre Geschichte in der bildenden Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2006. Illustrations. 576 pp. EUR 79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-77522-5.

Reviewed by Sabine Wieber (University of Glasgow) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Alexander V. Prusin
Reviewer: 
Theodore R. Weeks

Weeks on Prusin, 'The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992'

Alexander V. Prusin. The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 324 S. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-929753-5.

Reviewed by Theodore R. Weeks (Southern Illinois University) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Thomas Lorman
Reviewer: 
Deborah S. Cornelius

Cornelius on Lorman, 'Hungary, 1920-1925 Istvan Bethlen and the Politics of Consolidation'

Thomas Lorman. Hungary, 1920-1925 Istvan Bethlen and the Politics of Consolidation. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2007. 280 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-594-2.

Reviewed by Deborah S. Cornelius (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2011) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
András Gerő, ed.
Reviewer: 
Robin Okey

Okey on András Gerő and ed., 'The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Revisited'

András Gerő, ed. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Revisited. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. 200 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-650-5.

Reviewed by Robin Okey (University of Warwick) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The World of Dualism in Hungarian View

Author: 
Ivan T. Berend
Reviewer: 
Kristian Gerner

Gerner on Berend, 'History in My Life: A Memoir of Three Eras'

Ivan T. Berend. History in My Life: A Memoir of Three Eras. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009. 280 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-48-7.

Reviewed by Kristian Gerner Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

A Hungarian Cosmopolite's Tale: the Autobiography of Ivan Berend

Author: 
Richard L. Cohen, Jonathan Frankel, Stefani Hoffman, eds.
Reviewer: 
Piotr Wróbel

Wróbel on Cohen and Frankel and Hoffman, 'Insiders and Outsiders: Dilemmas of East European Jewry'

Richard L. Cohen, Jonathan Frankel, Stefani Hoffman, eds. Insiders and Outsiders: Dilemmas of East European Jewry. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2010. Illustrations. 248 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-906764-00-5.

Reviewed by Piotr Wróbel (University of Toronto) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Accidental Insiders and Permanent Outsiders?

Author: 
Rosa Mayreder
Reviewer: 
Agatha Schwartz

Schwartz on Mayreder, 'Gender and Culture'

Rosa Mayreder. Gender and Culture. Translated by Pamela S. Saur. Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture and Thought. Riverside: Ariadne Press, 2009. 266 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57241-162-3.

Reviewed by Agatha Schwartz (University of Ottawa) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Larry Wolff
Reviewer: 
Daniel L. Unowsky

Unowsky on Wolff, 'The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture'

Larry Wolff. The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010. Illustrations, maps. xi + 486 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6267-0.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Unowsky (University of Memphis) Published on HABSBURG (February, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Galician Fantasies

Author: 
Bruce R. Berglund, Brian Porter, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrick Houlihan

Houlihan on Berglund and Porter, 'Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe'

Bruce R. Berglund, Brian Porter, eds. Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 380 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-65-4.

Reviewed by Patrick Houlihan (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Secularization and Its Discontents

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