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Austria-Hungary & the successor states : a reference guide from the Renaissance to the present /
Eric Roman.
New York : Facts On File, 2003.
ix, 688 p. : ill., maps.
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New York : Facts On File, 2003.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Austria-Hungary and the Successor States provides readers with a greater understanding of the fascinating history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the modern nations—Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic—that emerged as a result of the empire's demise. Detailing the long history of the region, this comprehensive reference work utilizes a variety of formats, including a general narrative, a historical dictionary of A-to-Z entries, and a chronology. These fact-filled elements, each in its own way complementing the information contained in the other sections, provide an introduction to the historical events, people, politics, and cultures of this important region of Europe.
Written in an engaging style that is geared toward presenting information in the clearest manner possible, Austria-Hungary and the Successor States enables the non-specialist, student, and general reader to understand the turbulent history and transformation of this region from a monarchy under the Habsburg Empire into viable modern nations.
Coverage includes:
Victor Adler
Anschluss Movement
Balkan Wars
Bela Bartok
Concert of Europe
Congress of Berlin
Sigmund Freud
Golden Bull of 1222
Vaclav Havel
Joseph II
J‡nos K‡d‡r
Lajos II
Maria Theresa
Tomas Masaryk
May Crisis of 1938
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Imre Nagy
Prague Spring
Quadruple Alliance
Reformation in Austrian lands
Rudolf I of the House of Habsburg
Stadion Constitution
Josip Tito
Thirty Years' War
War of Spanish Succession
and more.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-02-01:
Roman's historical encyclopedia intends to provide a survey of the Dual Monarchy and the successor states that emerged in the aftermath of WW I. Following a historical introduction, the volume provides lengthy narrative histories of Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. Additional features include historical chronologies of key events in each nation's history, a bibliography of standard secondary works, appendixes that list rulers and statesmen, and 22 pages of maps. The volume's core consists of a dictionary of events, people, localities, and significant intellectual, political, diplomatic, cultural, social, religious, and economic developments. Sample entries in the dictionary include "Algeciras Conference," "Anti-Semitism," "Bela Bartok," "Concert of Europe," "De-Stalinization," "Vaclav Havel," "Lajos Kossuth," "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart," "Munich Agreement," "Kurt Waldheim." Many topics treated thoroughly in the historical narratives are tied together by the index. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General and academic libraries. J. Levy University of North Texas
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Booklist, January 2004
Choice, February 2004
Reference & Research Book News, February 2004
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