Reviews

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

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

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

Author: 
Mark Cornwall, Robert John Weston Evans, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrea Orzoff

Orzoff on Cornwall and Evans, 'Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918-1948'


Mark Cornwall, Robert John Weston Evans, eds. Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918-1948. Proceedings of the British Academy 140. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. xv + 258 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-726391-4.

Reviewed by Andrea Orzoff (New Mexico State University)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Laurence Cole, Daniel Unowsky, eds
Reviewer: 
Ke-chin Hsia

Hsia on Cole and Unowsky, 'The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy'


Laurence Cole, Daniel Unowsky, eds. The Limits of Loyalty: Imperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy. Austrian and Habsburg Studies. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007. viii + 246 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-202-5.

Reviewed by Ke-chin Hsia (University of Chicago)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Markian Prokopovych
Reviewer: 
Samuel D. Albert

Albert on Prokopovych, 'Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914'


Markian Prokopovych. Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2008. 357 S. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-510-8.

Reviewed by Samuel D. Albert (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York)
Published on HABSBURG (February, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Karen Painter
Reviewer: 
Stephen Thursby

Thursby on Painter, 'Symphonic Aspirations: German Music and Politics, 1900-1945'


Karen Painter. Symphonic Aspirations: German Music and Politics, 1900-1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. vi + 354 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02661-2.

Reviewed by Stephen Thursby (Florida State University)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Jason Wittenberg
Reviewer: 
James Bjork

Bjork on Wittenberg, 'Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary'


Jason Wittenberg. Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 314 pp. $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84912-8.

Reviewed by James Bjork
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Deborah R. Coen
Reviewer: 
Steven Beller

Beller on Coen, 'Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life'


Deborah R. Coen. Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. xi + 380 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-11172-8.

Reviewed by Steven Beller (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Last Ländler in Brunnwinkl

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