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Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Laurence Cole


The book examines the interplay between popular patriotism and military culture in late imperial Austria (the western half of Austria-Hungary). For the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of war in 1914, this study asks: firstly, how far did imperial Austrian society experience a process of militarization comparable to that of other European countries; and secondly, how far did the military sphere foster popular patriotism in the multinational state? After exploring the historical development of military culture in the Habsburg Monarchy, the book explores how the long reign ... More

Keywords: Habsburg Monarchy, history, militarization, popular patriotism, imperial Austria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence Cole, author
Professor of Austrian History, University of Salzburg