Vienna A Cultural History
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Description: From border garrison of the Roman Empire to magnificent Baroque seat of the Hapsburgs, Vienna's fortunes swung between survival and expansion. By the late nineteenth century it had become the western capital of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, but the twentieth century saw it degraded to a 'hydrocephalus' cut off from its former economic hinterland. After the inglorious Nazi interlude, Vienna began the long climb back to the prosperous and cultivated city of 1.7 million inhabitants that it is today. Subjected to constant infusions of new, Vienna has both assimilated and resisted cultural influences from outside, creating its own sui generis culture.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
|The Capua of Minds Vienna Preserved|
|the Palimpsest Vienna Liberata|
|Civic Pride and the Metropolis How to be Viennese Masters and Servants|
|a Tale of Cognitive Dissonance Love-Hate and Austromasochism Cliches and the Art of Self-Irony|
|Backing into the Future|
|The Spirit of Place Viennese Topography|
|Notes on Wienerisch and Wienerlieder|
|The Death Cult in Vienna|
|The Life of the Phaeacians|
|The Ages of the City|
|The Romans on the Danube Light at the End of the Tunnel|
|The Early Habsburgs Humanism, Refofrmation and Counter-Reformation Baroque Vienna|
|The Enlightenment in Vienna Biedermeier Vienna From Revolution to Ringstrasse|
|Fin-de-siecle Vienna Republics and Dictatorships Epilogue|