Reviews

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

Author: 
R. J. W. Evans, Peter H. Wilson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew L. Thomas

Thomas on Evans and Wilson, 'The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806: A European Perspective'

R. J. W. Evans, Peter H. Wilson, eds. The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806: A European Perspective. Brill's Companions to European History Series. Leiden: Brill, 2012. Illustrations. xiv + 401 pp. $196.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-20683-0.

Reviewed by Andrew L. Thomas (Salem College) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2014) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Holy Roman Empire and Its Neighbors

Author: 
Peter Tscherkassky, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Warren

Warren on Skidmore and Mueller, 'Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria' and Tscherkassky, 'Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema'

James Martin Skidmore, Gabriele Mueller, eds. Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Film and Media Studies Series. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. ix + 302 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55458-225-9.Peter Tscherkassky, ed. Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema.

Author: 
Gemma Blackshaw, Sabine Wieber, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alison Rose

Rose on Blackshaw and Wieber, 'Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire'

Gemma Blackshaw, Sabine Wieber, eds. Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austrian and Habsburg Studies Seris. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. Illustrations. viii + 213 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-458-4.

Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence)) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2014) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Madness and Modernity in the Austrian Context

Author: 
Mária Palasik
Reviewer: 
Deborah S. Cornelius

Cornelius on Palasik, 'Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947'

Mária Palasik. Chess Game for Democracy: Hungary between East and West, 1944-1947. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011. xvii + 230 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-3849-8; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-3850-4.

Reviewed by Deborah S. Cornelius (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2014) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Joanne M. Ferraro
Reviewer: 
David Laven

Laven on Ferraro, 'Venice: History of the Floating City'

Joanne M. Ferraro. Venice: History of the Floating City. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 300 pp. $28.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88359-7.

Reviewed by David Laven (University of Nottingham) Published on HABSBURG (January, 2014) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Complete History of Venice?

Author: 
Larry Wolff
Reviewer: 
Christel Radica

Radica on Wolff, 'Paolina's Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova's Venice'

Larry Wolff. Paolina's Innocence: Child Abuse in Casanova's Venice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. x + 315 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-6262-5.

Reviewed by Christel Radica (University of Nottingham) Published on HABSBURG (November, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Paolina's Case: Evidence of a New Sensitivity to Childhood?

Author: 
István Kornél Vida
Reviewer: 
Sacha Davis

Davis on Várdy and Várdy, 'Hungarian Americans in the Current of History' and Vida, 'Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil War: A History and Biographical Dictionary'

Steven Béla Várdy, Agnes Huszár Várdy. Hungarian Americans in the Current of History. Boulder: Columbia University Press, 2010. 302 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-668-0.István Kornél Vida. Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil War: A History and Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. xi + 256 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-6562-0.

Author: 
J. N. Mohanty
Reviewer: 
Michael Gubser

Gubser on Mohanty, 'Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938'

J. N. Mohanty. Edmund Husserl's Freiburg Years: 1916-1938. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 512 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-15221-0.

Reviewed by Michael Gubser (James Madison University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

An Impressive Intellectual Biography

Author: 
Dominique Kirchner Reill
Reviewer: 
Isa Blumi

Blumi on Reill, 'Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice'

Dominique Kirchner Reill. Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. 335 pp. $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-7849-7; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7446-8.

Reviewed by Isa Blumi (Georgia State University) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2013) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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