Reviews

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

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

Author: 
Howard Louthan, Gary B. Cohen, Franz A. J. Szabo
Reviewer: 
Andrew L. Thomas

Thomas on Louthan and Cohen and Szabo, 'Diversity and Dissent: Negotiating Religious Difference in Central Europe, 1500–1800'


Howard Louthan, Gary B. Cohen, Franz A. J. Szabo. Diversity and Dissent: Negotiating Religious Difference in Central Europe, 1500–1800. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. XII, 240 S. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-85745-108-8.

Reviewed by Andrew L. Thomas (Salem College)
Published on HABSBURG (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle, Martin Scheutz, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alan Sked

Sked on Cole and Hämmerle and Scheutz, 'Glanz-Gewalt-Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918)'


Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle, Martin Scheutz, eds. Glanz-Gewalt-Gehorsam: Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918). Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2011. Illustrations. 433 pp. $26.49 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8375-0409-5.

Reviewed by Alan Sked (London School of Economics)
Published on HABSBURG (February, 2013)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Different Ways of Viewing Habsburg Military History

Author: 
Paul Lendvai
Reviewer: 
Robin Okey

Okey on Lendvai, 'Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism'


Paul Lendvai. Hungary: Between Democracy and Authoritarianism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70322-2; ISBN 978-0-231-80092-1.

Reviewed by Robin Okey (University of Warwick)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Hungary’s Postcommunist Travails

Author: 
Cynthia Paces
Reviewer: 
Thomas Ort

Ort on Paces, 'Prague Panoramas: National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century'


Cynthia Paces. Prague Panoramas: National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009. xv + 309 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6035-5; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4375-4.

Reviewed by Thomas Ort (Queens College, City University of New York)
Published on HABSBURG (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Anti-Catholic Catholic State

Author: 
Julie M. Johnson
Reviewer: 
Megan Brandow-Faller

Brandow-Faller on Johnson, 'The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900'


Julie M. Johnson. The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2012. 368 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-613-6.

Reviewed by Megan Brandow-Faller (City University of New York (Kingsborough))
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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