Reviews

Author: 
Maria Rentetzi
Reviewer: 
Tatjana Buklijas

Buklijas on Rentetzi, 'Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th-Century Vienna'


Maria Rentetzi. Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th-Century Vienna. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. xxiii + 279 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13558-0.

Reviewed by Tatjana Buklijas (The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
György Litván
Reviewer: 
Matthew Lungerhausen

Lungerhausen on Litván, 'A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscár Jászi, 1875-1957'


György Litván. A Twentieth-Century Prophet: Oscár Jászi, 1875-1957. New York: Central European University Press, 2006. 570 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-7326-42-4.

Reviewed by Matthew Lungerhausen (Winona State University)
Published on HABSBURG (December, 2009)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

A Glass Half Full? The Life and Times of Oscar Jaszi

Author: 
Solomon Wank
Reviewer: 
Samuel R. Williamson

Williamson on Wank, 'In the Twilight of Empire: Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal (1854-1912), Imperial Habsburg Patriot and Statesman, vol. 1, The Making of an Imperial Habsburg Statesman'


Solomon Wank. In the Twilight of Empire: Count Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal (1854-1912), Imperial Habsburg Patriot and Statesman, vol. 1, The Making of an Imperial Habsburg Statesman. Wien: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2009. 292 pp. EUR 39.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-205-78352-7.

Reviewed by Samuel R. Williamson (Prof. of History Emeritus University of the South)
Published on HABSBURG (December, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Tara Zahra
Reviewer: 
Gary Cohen

Cohen on Zahra, 'Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948'


Tara Zahra. Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. xvii + 279 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4628-3.

Reviewed by Gary Cohen (Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota)
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Alison Rose
Reviewer: 
Megan Brandow-Faller

Brandow-Faller on Rose, 'Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna'


Alison Rose. Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna. Jewish History, Life, and Culture Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008. xi + 314 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-71861-6.

Reviewed by Megan Brandow-Faller (Georgetown University)
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Fredrik Lindström
Reviewer: 
John Deak

Deak on Lindström, 'Empire and Identity: Biographies of the Austrian State Problem in the Late Habsburg Empire'


Fredrik Lindström. Empire and Identity: Biographies of the Austrian State Problem in the Late Habsburg Empire. Central European Studies Series. West Lafayette: Purdue University, 2008. 248 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55753-464-4.

Reviewed by John Deak (University of Notre Dame)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Marietta Bearman, Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Anthony Grenville, Jennifer Taylor
Reviewer: 
Lee Congdon

Congdon on Bearman and Brinson and Dove and Grenville and Taylor, 'Out of Austria: The Austrian Centre in London in World War II'


Marietta Bearman, Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Anthony Grenville, Jennifer Taylor. Out of Austria: The Austrian Centre in London in World War II. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2008. x + 269 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84511-475-6.

Reviewed by Lee Congdon (James Madison University)
Published on HABSBURG (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis
Reviewer: 
Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski on Bracewell and Drace-Francis, 'Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe'


Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis. Under Eastern Eyes: A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2008. 388 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-11-1.

Reviewed by Patrice M. Dabrowski
Published on HABSBURG (September, 2009)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Paul Reitter
Reviewer: 
Alison Rose

Rose on Reitter, 'The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-siècle Europe'


Paul Reitter. The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-siècle Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xii + 254 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-70970-3.

Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence))
Published on HABSBURG (August, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Zvi Gitelman, ed.
Reviewer: 
Alison Rose

Rose on Gitelman, 'The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe'


Zvi Gitelman, ed. The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. vii + 275 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4188-0.

Reviewed by Alison Rose (University of Rhode Island (Providence))
Published on HABSBURG (June, 2009)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Franz Sz. Horváth
Reviewer: 
Stefan Dyroff

Dyroff on Franz Sz. Horváth, 'Zwischen Ablehnung und Anpassung: Politische Strategien der ungarischen Minderheitselite in Rumänien 1931-1940'


Franz Sz. Horváth. Zwischen Ablehnung und Anpassung: Politische Strategien der ungarischen Minderheitselite in Rumänien 1931-1940. Studia Hungarica Series. Munich: Verlag Ungarisches Institut, 2007. 446 pp. EUR 50 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-929906-63-9.

Reviewed by Stefan Dyroff (University of Berne, Department of History)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2009)
Commissioned by Franz Adlgasser

Author: 
Gerald Stourzh
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Kwan

Kwan on Stourzh, 'From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on intellectual history and political thought in Europe and America'


Gerald Stourzh. From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on intellectual history and political thought in Europe and America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 396 S. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-77636-1.

Reviewed by Jonathan Kwan (School of History, University of Nottingham)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino

Author: 
Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe
Reviewer: 
Bradley Abrams

Abrams on McDermott and Stibbe, 'Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule'


Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe. Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule. Dorset: Berg Publishers, 2006. 224 S. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84520-259-0.

Reviewed by Bradley Abrams
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino

A Whole That Is Less Than Its Impressive Parts

Author: 
Nancy M. Wingfield
Reviewer: 
Bruce Bergland

Bergland on Wingfield, 'Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech'


Nancy M. Wingfield. Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. xviii + 353 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02582-0.

Reviewed by Bruce Bergland
Published on HABSBURG (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Cathleen M. Giustino

Performing Nationalism in the Bohemian Lands

Author: 
Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, Liana Grancea
Reviewer: 
Theodora Dragostinova

Dragostinova on Brubaker and Feischmidt and Fox and Grancea, 'Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town'


Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox, Liana Grancea. Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. 502 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12834-4.

Reviewed by Theodora Dragostinova (Department of History, The Ohio State University)
Published on HABSBURG (May, 2008)

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