Reviews

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

Passing It On:  Religious Community and Partisan Continuity

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

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

Between Shtetl and Salon: Jewish Women in Vienna 1900

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

Karl Kraus’s Jewish Identity Revisited

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