Austria-Hungary and Great Britain 1908-1914 and the Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914 and the Multinational Empire

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Austria-Hungary and Great Britain 1908-1914 and the Hapsburg Monarchy, 1867-1914 and the Multinational Empire

By Alfred Francis Pribram and Arthur J. May and Robert A. Kann
Oxford University Press and Harvard University Press and Columbia University Press, 1951
3,285,322 pp. $4.50
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Though these books stop at 1914, they have a contemporary relevance by being in varying degrees concerned with Palacky's proposition, "If Austria did not exist it would be necessary to invent her." Dr. Pribram's posthumously published and not wholly reliable study covers Anglo-Austrian relations, particularly during the Bosnian crisis, the Balkan Wars and the outbreak of the First World War. Professor May has written a rather general political, social and cultural history of the Dual Monarchy from the Ausgleich. Mr. Kann's formidable anatomy describes first the component nationalities of the Empire and then the unsuccessful efforts at reform from 1848.

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