The Resource Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I, Maureen Healy

Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I, Maureen Healy

Label
Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I
Title
Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire
Title remainder
total war and everyday life in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Healy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 "left at home" men) waged a protracted, socially devastating war against one another. Vienna's multi-ethnic population lived together in conditions of serve 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 new and penetrating look at Habsburg citizenship by showing how ordinary women, men, and children conceived of "Austria" in the Empire's final years."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.6/130442
Index
index present
LC call number
D539.7.A9
LC item number
H43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
Series volume
17
Label
Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire : total war and everyday life in World War I, Maureen Healy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Politics and representation -- Ch. 1. Food and the politics of sacrifice -- Ch. 2. Entertainment, propaganda and the Vienna war exhibition of 1916-17 -- Ch. 3. Censorship, rumors and denunciation : the crisis of truth on the home front -- State and family -- Ch. 4. Sisterhood and citizenship : "Austria's women" in wartime Vienna -- Ch. 5. Mobilizing Austria's children for total war -- Ch. 6. The "fatherless society" : home-front men and imperial paternalism
Control code
000025113736
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780521831246
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2003063548
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.b21190033
System control number
  • 25113736ec
  • (OCoLC)53361545

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