Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire by Maureen Healy
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Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire
By Maureen Healy

Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire

Total War and Everyday Life in World War I

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Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire by Maureen Healy

Book Awards

  • Winner of American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies: Barbara Jelavich Book prize 2005.
  • Winner of American Historical Association Herbert Baxter Adams Prize 2005.

Book Description

Maureen Healy examines the collapse of the Habsburg Empire from the perspective of everyday life in the capital city. She argues that a striking feature of 'total war' on the home front was the spread of a war mentality to the mundane sites of everyday life - streets, shops, schools, entertainment venues and apartment buildings. While Habsburg armies waged military campaigns on distant fronts, Viennese civilians (women, children, and men 'left at home') waged a protracted, socially devastating war against one another. Vienna's multi-ethnic population lived together in conditions of severe material shortage and faced near-starvation by 1917. The city fell into civilian mutiny before the state collapsed in 1918. Based on meticulous archival research, including citizens' letters to state authorities, the study offers a penetrating look at Habsburg citizenship by showing how ordinary women, men and children conceived of 'Austria' in the Empire's final years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521831246
ISBN-10: 0521831245
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maureen Healy

MAUREEN HEALY is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Oregon State University. She was the winner of the Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Library and Institute of Contemporary History, London, 2000.

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