Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laurence Cole

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672042

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 November 2020

Conclusion

Conclusion

Military Culture and the Limits of Patriotic Mobilization

Chapter:
(p.308) Conclusion
Source:
Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria
Author(s):

Laurence Cole

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0008

This chapter reflects on the role of military culture in imperial Austria and considers continuities between the militarizing drive evident before 1914 and government policies during the First World War. It argues that, rather than seeing the multinational army as a ‘bulwark of the state’, scholars need to locate the military more firmly within the political, social, and cultural context of late imperial Austria, wherein the meaning and import of the army was open to negotiation and contestation. There were potentially integrative aspects of the military, as the spread of the Radetzky hero cult and the military veterans’ movement show. Yet, this success had certain social and ideological limits and instances of opposition or indifference counterbalanced, while not outweighing, the integrative aspects. In sum, the army became an increasingly polarizing force, albeit one that worked unevenly across social and ethnic cleavages.

Keywords:   military culture, Habsburg army, patriotic mobilization, First World War

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .