Danube A Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0199768358

ISBN-13: 9780199768356

Edition: 2011

Authors: Andrew Beattie

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The Danube is the longest river in western and central Europe. Rising amidst the beautiful wooded hills of Germany's Black Forest, it touches or winds its way through ten countries and four capital cities before emptying into the Black Sea through a vast delta whose silt-filled channels spread across eastern Romania. From earliest times, the river has provided a route from Europe to Asia that was followed by armies and traders, while empires, from the Macedonian to the Habsburg, rose and fell along its length. Then, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Danube took on the role of a watery thread that unified a continent divided by the Iron Curtain. In the late 1980s the Iron Curtain lifted but the Danube valley soon became an arena for conflict during the violent break-up of the former Yugoslavia. Now, passing as it does through some of the world's youngest nations, including Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Moldova, and Ukraine, the river is a tangible symbol of a new, peaceful, and united Europe as well as a vital artery for commercial and leisure shipping. Andrew Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the landscape through which the Danube flows, where the enduring legacies of historical regimes from the Romans to the Nazis have all left their mark.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction: �The King of the Rivers of Europe�
From the Black Forest to the Black Sea
Settlers and Storytellers: the Danube in Ancient Times
Division and Disunity
Trade and Commerce: the River's Lifeblood
Spreading the Word
The Rising River: From the Black Forest to Passau
Through the Black Forest and Swabia
In the Beginning
Castles and Monasteries in the Swabian Jura
Ulm: Spires and Boxes
Through Bavaria
From Ulm to Ingolstadt: a Leaping Horse and a Decisive Battle
Ingolstadt to Regensburg: a Navigable River for the First Time
Regensburg: Sausages and Spires
Regensburg to Passau: Myths and Legends in Upper Bavaria
The Song of the Nibelungs
Passau: �In all of Germany I never saw a town so beautiful�
The Blue Danube: Passau to Bratislava
Through Linz and Upper Austria
Into Austria
Linz and Mauthausen: Austria's Nazi Legacy
Through Vienna and Lower Austria
�A fierce, impatient and unkindly flood�: the Strudengau Rapids
Maria Taferl, P�chlarn and Melk
The Wachau: Heartland of the Austrian Danube
Approaching Vienna: Stein und Krems and Tulln
Klosterneuburg: the Monastery Abandoned by the Danube
Vienna: City of the Blue Danube
Napoleon on the Danube
Through the Burgenland to Slovakia
East from Vienna: the Marchfeld
Hainburg to Dev�n and Bratislava: Through the Former Iron Curtain
Into the Balkans: Bratislava to Belgrade
Bratislava and the Slovak-Hungarian Borderlands
�East of Vienna, the Orient Begins�
Bratislava: �a different cast had streamed on stage�
Beyond Bratislava: the Gabcikovo Dam
Kom�rom/Kom�rno: Fortress City on the Danube
Through the Hungarian Uplands
Esztergom: �a celestial city in a painting�
The Danube Bend
Budapest and the Heart of Hungary
The �Pearl of the Danube�
Roman and Medieval Budapest
The Turks in Budapest
Habsburg Budapest: Expansion and Revolution
Budapest since 1918: Decadence, Tragedy, Dictatorship and Democracy
Along the Edge of the Great Hungarian Plain: Budapest to Moh�cs
Through the Former Yugoslavia
Europe's Most Recent War Zone
Moh�cs to Vukovar
Into Serbia: Vukovar to Belgrade
Belgrade: �One of the ugliest cities imaginable�
Gorge Plain and Delta: From Belgrade to the Black Sea
Eastern Serbia and the Gorges
Leaving Belgrade: the Great Fortress at Smederevo
The Iron Gates and Kazan Gorges
Beneath the Waters: the Submerged Villages and Islands of the Flooded Gorges
Above the Waters: from Veliko Gradiste to the Iron Gates Barrage
Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Kladovo, and Trajan's Bridge
Touching Bulgaria
East from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Vidin
Vidin to Ruse: along the edge of Thrace
Ruse, Girgiu and Silistra
Through Eastern Romania
Silistra to Braila
The Danube Canal
Braila and Galati: the Scent of the Sea
The Danube Navigation Commissions
East from Galati
The Delta and the Black Sea
A Land of Reeds and Marshes
The Bratul Chilia and Ismail
The Bratul Sfantu Gheorghe and Halmyris
The Bratul Sulina and the Black Sea
Bibliography & Further Reading
Index of Literary & Historical Names
Index of Places & Landmarks
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