Introducing Austria

Introducing Austria The historian Lonnie Johnson provides in compact form a comprehensive overview of Austria s rich past and present Each chapter and sub chapter approaches Austria s diverse thousand year old heritage

  • Title: Introducing Austria
  • Author: Lonnie R. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780929497037
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • The historian Lonnie Johnson provides in compact form a comprehensive overview of Austria s rich past and present Each chapter and sub chapter approaches Austria s diverse, thousand year old heritage from a different perspective to illuminate its essential features.

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    1. this is a quick and easy survey of Austrian history mainly post World War I. It was written a little prematurely though, as one of the last chapters hilariously has a glowing paragraph about the promise and potential of politician Jörg Haider, who became an embarrassing right wing nightmare and set post-Holocaust progress in the country back a bit. Here he's praised on everything from his good looks to his abilities as a "political chameleon". Haha. The information/photos of post-WWII were what [...]

    2. Introducing Austria: A Short History offers a brief survey of Austria’s long and illustrious history in a monograph that avoids gratuitous detail, instead the book highlights defining periods and moments in Austrian history with a focus on Austria after WWI and how history has shaped contemporary sensibilities among Austrians. The book synthesizes many different elements of Austrian history-- which include culture, art, music, food, social differences, war, foreign affairs, and politics-- that [...]

    3. Pretty decent summary of Austria, high level and not super in depth but gives a good feel for the country.

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