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Vienna A Cultural History

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ISBN-10: 0195376072

ISBN-13: 9780195376074

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nicholas Parsons

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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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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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
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