If they really had been liberals, their power might have decayed even sooner, but that is another issue.
The Hapsburg empire that had tied together a great variety of national and ethnic groupings for centuries was becoming unglued.
It is very detailed, but readable, and comes with great pictures and diagrams that illustrate what the author is describing.
While I have not finished it as yet, I fund it a serious and deep sociological study of the Austrian society of tha fertile period between the end of the 1890's and the beginning... Read morePublished 7 days ago by A. Pini
Incredible how schock brings different disciplines to the table, music, art and literature, and still makes the entire text comprehensible to a layman.Published 1 month ago by Tamara Fernando
This book is uneven -- in places it tells you more than you want to know. It tries to pull together some threads that perhaps don't belong in the same cloth. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Hummingbird
outdated book, written thru the lense of psychological theory. full of psychobabble and imagined motiveswithout much basis in actual evidence.Published 8 months ago by mgood184
Very competent compilation, very well correlated between text and illustrations
is attractively presented measured on the fact that it is only a paperback
Extraordinary book, at times dense and not easy to follow, but truly outstanding, especially concerning the web of connections Schorske is able to establish between very diverse... Read morePublished 16 months ago by JAVIER ARREBOLA
Some years ago I read Stefan Zweig's book about Vienna. I couldn't put it down. This book on the other hand is heavy going. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lamppu
It is easier to say what this book is not than what it is: not a narrative history, not an analysis of causes, not even a basic introduction. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Robert J. Crawford
Schorske's was the seminal book that put urban culture of the turn of the century, or the fin de sciecle, on the map. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Lilac