Reviews

Author: 
Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkämper, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Brett

Brett on Iordachi and Bauerkämper, 'The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements'


Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkämper, eds. The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2014. 560 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-615522563-5.

Reviewed by Daniel Brett (The Open University)
Published on HABSBURG (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Andrew Behrendt

Author: 
Elana Shapira
Reviewer: 
Leslie Topp

Topp on Shapira, 'Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna'


Elana Shapira. Style and Seduction: Jewish Patrons, Architecture, and Design in Fin de Siècle Vienna. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2016. xv + 314 pp. Illustrations. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-921-1.

Reviewed by Leslie Topp (Birkbeck, University of London)
Published on HABSBURG (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Fulco

Fulco on Schmale and Romberg and Köstlbauer, 'The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe'


Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds. The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. Illustrations. 240 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-11457-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Fulco (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New Perspective on Continent Allegories

Author: 
Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski on Alvis, 'White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition' and Burson and Lehner, 'Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History'


Robert E. Alvis. White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 368 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-7170-2; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7171-9.Jeffrey D. Burson, Ulrich L. Lehner, eds. Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. x + 482 pp.

Author: 
Rachel L. Greenblatt
Reviewer: 
Suzanna Ivanic

Ivanic on Greenblatt, 'To Tell Their children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague'


Rachel L. Greenblatt. To Tell Their children: Jewish Communal Memory in Early Modern Prague. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8602-7.

Reviewed by Suzanna Ivanic (University of Cambridge)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Gravestones, Hanging Dresses, and Memory in Prague's Early Modern Jewish Community

Author: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski
Reviewer: 
Lidia Zessin-Jurek

Zessin-Jurek on Dabrowski, 'Poland: The First Thousand Years'


Patrice M. Dabrowski. Poland: The First Thousand Years. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014. 506 pp. $45.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-487-3.

Reviewed by Lidia Zessin-Jurek (Deutsch-Polnisches Forschungsinstitut am Collegium Polonicum)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Polish History for the General Reader

Author: 
Ian Bent, David Bretherton, William Drabkin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Emily X. X. Tan

Tan on Bent and Bretherton and Drabkin, 'Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence'


Ian Bent, David Bretherton, William Drabkin, eds. Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence. Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2014. 561 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84383-964-4.

Reviewed by Emily X. X. Tan (Oxford University)
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Heinrich Schenker in Correspondence: The Unpublished Writing of the Twentieth Century's Most Influential Music Theorist

Author: 
Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo, ed.
Reviewer: 
Hannah S. Decker

Decker on Meyer-Palmedo, 'Sigmund Freud - Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938'


Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo, ed. Sigmund Freud - Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938. Translated by Nick Somers. Cambridge: Polity Books, 2014. xiii + 513 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-4149-2.

Reviewed by Hannah S. Decker (University of Houston)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Daily Life and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-Century Central Europe

Author: 
Jad Adams
Reviewer: 
Birgitta Bader-Zaar

Bader-Zaar on Adams, 'Women and the Vote: A World History'


Jad Adams. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 528 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-870684-7.

Reviewed by Birgitta Bader-Zaar (University of Vienna)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

An Attempt at a Global History of Women's Suffrage

Author: 
Paula Sutter Fichtner
Reviewer: 
Nicholas T. Parsons

Parsons on Fichtner, 'The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics'


Paula Sutter Fichtner. The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics. Chicago: Reaktion Books, 2014. 288 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78023-274-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas T. Parsons (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Great Survivors: The Habsburgs through 645 Years

Author: 
Derek Sayer
Reviewer: 
Jakub Benes

Benes on Sayer, 'Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History'


Derek Sayer. Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. xxi + 595 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04380-7.

Reviewed by Jakub Benes (University of Birmingham)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Collector of Rarefied Rubbish

Author: 
Shlomo Avineri
Reviewer: 
Mark Blum

Blum on Avineri, 'Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State'


Shlomo Avineri. Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State. Translated by Haim Walztman. Katonah, NY: BlueBridge, 2013. 304 pp. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-933346-98-4.

Reviewed by Mark Blum (University of Louisville)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Experiential Development of Theodor Herzl's Vision

Author: 
Brent Mueggenberg
Reviewer: 
Alexander Maxwell

Maxwell on Mueggenberg, 'The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920'


Brent Mueggenberg. The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2014. 322 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9625-9.

Reviewed by Alexander Maxwell (Victorian University of Wellington)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Czechoslovak Legion in Context, 1914-1920

Author: 
James Hodkinson, John Walker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dirk Goettsche

Goettsche on Hodkinson and Walker, 'Deploying Orientalism in Culture and History: From Germany to Central and Eastern Europe'


James Hodkinson, John Walker, eds. Deploying Orientalism in Culture and History: From Germany to Central and Eastern Europe. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture Series. Rochester: Camden House, 2013. 268 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-575-9.

Reviewed by Dirk Goettsche (University of Nottingham)
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Orientalism in Comparative Perspectives

Author: 
Lisa Silverman
Reviewer: 
Ian Reifowitz

Reifowitz on Silverman, 'Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars'


Lisa Silverman. Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars. Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 334 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-979484-3.

Reviewed by Ian Reifowitz (State University of New York)
Published on HABSBURG (June, 2014)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Jewish Difference and Identity in Interwar Austria

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