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Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815

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Austria in the Age of the French Revolution, 1789-1815

Edited by Kinley Brauer† and William E. Wright†

220 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-374-9 $29.95/£21.00 Pb Published (1990)

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This Volume contains papers presented at a symposium organized by the Center for Austrian Studies and held at the University of Minnesota in May 1989. Scholars from Austria, England, Canada, and the United States, specializing in Austrian history, music, art, and literature met to discuss a number of common topics and themes form a variety of perspectives relating to Austria in the age of the French Revolution.

The symposium was remarkable for the congeniality of the participants and the easy and fruitful way in which they exchanged ideas and blended their approaches ind insights. The development of Austrian diplomacy, warfare, society, and culture in the period, and the impact of the French Enlightenment and Revolution on Austrian art, literature, music, drama, and journalism are explored in the essays that appear in this study.

Kinley Brauer† taught the history of American foreign relations at the University of Minnesota from 1965 until his retirement in 2000. He lectured and conducted research in Austria, England, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, and the Soviet Union.

William E. Wright† was the founding director for the Center of Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He was editor of the Austrian History Yearbook and Austria Since 1945 (Berghahn, 2001).

Subject: 18th/19th Century History
Area: Central/Eastern Europe France