Reviews

Author: 
William Mulligan
Reviewer: 
Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik

Schmied-Kowarzik on Mulligan, 'The Origins of the First World War'

William Mulligan. The Origins of the First World War. New Approaches to European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. viii + 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88633-8; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-71394-8.

Reviewed by Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik (Austrian Academy of Sciences) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Reviewer: 
Dennis Deletant

Deletant on Iordachi and Dobrincu, 'Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962' and Mungiu-Pippidi, 'A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside'

Constantin Iordachi, Dorin Dobrincu, eds. Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009. 530 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-25-8.Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-78-4.

Author: 
Gertrud u.a. Ranner
Reviewer: 
Martin Moll

Moll on Ranner, '... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich'

Gertrud u.a. Ranner. ... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich. Potsdam: Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, 2009. 226 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-3-936168-28-0.

Reviewed by Martin Moll (University of Graz) Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Erinnerungen an eine untergegangene Welt

Author: 
Holly Case
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Case, 'Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II'

Holly Case. Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 349 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5986-1.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Rethinking Europe’s Twentieth Century

Author: 
György Lukács
Reviewer: 
Lee Congdon

Congdon on Lukács, 'Soul and Form'

György Lukács. Soul and Form. Edited by John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis. Translated by Judith Butler. Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. ix + 252 pp. $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14980-8; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14981-5.

Author: 
Kevin C. Karnes
Reviewer: 
Jason S. Heilman

Heilman on Karnes, 'Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna'

Kevin C. Karnes. Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century Vienna. AMS Studies in Music Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xiii + 214 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536866-6.

Reviewed by Jason S. Heilman (Independent Scholar) Published on HABSBURG (September, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Fin-de-siècle Vienna and the Future Course of Musicology

Author: 
Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer
Reviewer: 
Andrei Corbea-Hoisie

Corbea-Hoisie on Hirsch and Spitzer, 'Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory'

Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer. Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. xxiv + 362 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25772-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27125-8.

Reviewed by Andrei Corbea-Hoisie (University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Pieter C. van Duin
Reviewer: 
Jonathan L. Larson

Larson on Duin, 'Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921'

Pieter C. van Duin. Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921. International Studies in Social History Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. xii + 466 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-395-4.

Reviewed by Jonathan L. Larson (University of Iowa) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, Andrew Mycock, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark Blum

Blum on Berger and Eriksonas and Mycock, 'Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts'

Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, Andrew Mycock, eds. Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts. Making Sense of History Series. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. 348 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-424-1.

Reviewed by Mark Blum (University of Louisville) Published on HABSBURG (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Robert S. Wistrich
Reviewer: 
Ian Reifowitz

Reifowitz on Wistrich, 'Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe'

Robert S. Wistrich. Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe. Studies in Antisemitism Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. 410 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-1134-6.

Reviewed by Ian Reifowitz (State University of New York, Empire State College) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

On German Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Jewish Identity in Central Europe

Author: 
Dennison I. Rusinow
Reviewer: 
Tom Gallagher

Gallagher on Rusinow, 'Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations'

Dennison I. Rusinow. Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008. 400 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4361-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6010-2.

Reviewed by Tom Gallagher Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by John C. Swanson

An American Sage on Yugoslavia

Author: 
Michael Stanislawski
Reviewer: 
Sam Johnson

Johnson on Stanislawski, 'A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History'

Michael Stanislawski. A Murder in Lemberg: Politics, Religion, and Violence in Modern Jewish History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. 152 pp. $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12843-6.

Reviewed by Sam Johnson (Manchester Metropolitan University) Published on HABSBURG (May, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Robert von Dassanowsky
Reviewer: 
John Warren

Warren on Dassanowsky, 'Austrian Cinema: A History'

Robert von Dassanowsky. Austrian Cinema: A History. Jefferson: Mcfarland, 2007. 328 pp. $75.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-3733-7.

Reviewed by John Warren (Oxford Brookes University) Published on HABSBURG (April, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Very Timely Celebration of One Hundred Years of Austrian Cinema

Author: 
Andrea Orzoff
Reviewer: 
Tara Zahra

Zahra on Orzoff, 'Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948'

Andrea Orzoff. Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1948. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xi + 286 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536781-2.

Reviewed by Tara Zahra (University of Chicago) Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010) Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

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