Sacrifice and rebirth : the legacy of the last Habsburg War / edited by Mark Cornwall and John Paul Newman.

New York : Berghahn Books, [2016]
viii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"When Austria-Hungary broke up at the end of the First World War, the sacrifice of one million men who had died fighting for the Habsburg monarchy now seemed to be in vain. This book is the first of its kind to analyze how the Great War was interpreted, commemorated, or forgotten across all the ex-Habsburg territories. Each of the book's twelve chapters focuses on a separate region, studying how the transition to peacetime was managed either by the state, by war veterans, or by national minorities. This 'splintered war memory,' where some posed as victors and some as losers, does much to explain the fractious character of interwar Eastern Europe"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289) and index.
  • Map of ex-Habsburg Europe in the interwar period
  • Introduction: A conflicted and divided Habsburg memory / Mark Cornwall
  • Part I. Sacrifice and the vanquished
  • Competing interpretations of sacrifice in the postwar Austrian Republic / Catherine Edgecombe and Maureen Healy
  • "War in peace" : remobilization and "national rebirth" in Austria and Hungary / Robert Gerwarth
  • Apocalypse and the quest for a Sudeten German Mannerbund in Czechoslovakia / Mark Cornwall
  • The divided war remembrance of Transylvanian Magyars / Franz Sz. Horváth
  • Part II. Sacrifice and the discourse of victory
  • Framing the hero : photographic narratives of war in the inter-war kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes / Melissa Bokovoy
  • National sacrifice and regeneration : commemorations of the Battle of Zborov in multinational Czechoslovakia / Nancy M. Wingfield
  • "In the spirit of brotherhood, united we remain!" : the Independent Union of Czechoslovak Legionaries and the militarist state / Katya Kocourek
  • "Saving Greater Romania" : the Romanian legionary movement and the "New Man" / Rebecca Haynes
  • Part III. Sacrifice in silence
  • Silent liquidation? : Croatian veterans and the margins of war memory in interwar Yugoslavia / John Paul Newman
  • The sacrificed Slovenian memory of the Great War / Petra Svoljšak
  • The dead and the living : war veterans and memorial culture in inter-war Polish Galicia / Christoph Mick
  • Divided land, diverging narratives : memory cultures of the Great War in the successor regions of Tyrol / Laurence Cole.
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  • 1782388486 (hardback : alkaline paper)
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