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DEÁK, István. Beyond Nationalism : A Social and Political History of the Habsburg Officer Corps, 1848-1918. New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990. First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),-273,(5), + 10 p. of black-and-white photographs. 8vo, blue cloth spine, mustard yellow paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "In the last seventy years of its long, colorful existence, the Habsburg monarchy provided the conditions for social, economic, and cultural progress in a vast area inhabited by eleven major nationalities and almost as many religious affiliations. Although increasingly plagued by the forces of rising nationalism, the monarchy still preserved domestic peace. After the Compromise Agreement of 1867, which created the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy, its continuance was assured by two factors only: Francis Joseph, who was at once emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, and the armed forces whose bulk formed the so-called Joint or Common Army. This study investigates the social origin, education, training, code of honor, lifestyle, and political role of the Habsburg officers. A distinctive trait of the officer corps was its simultaneous feudal and enlightened character. While clinging to an anachronistic code of honor which set them above the law, the officers submitted to parliamentary control and willingly accepted members of the new bourgeoisie -- among them an astonishing number of Jews." - from the dustjacket.Contents: 1. From the Turkish Wars to the Revolutions of 1848: An Early History; 2. Absolutism, Liberal Reform, and the Ideology of Preventive War: The Army Between 1850 and 1914; 3. The Making of Future Officers; 4. Life in the Regiment; 5. From Payday to Payday; 6. Latter-Day Knights; 7. Marriage, Family, Sexual Ethics, and Crime; 8. Pensions, Widows, and Orphans; 9. Nobles and Near-Nobles in the Officer Corps; 10. Religion, Nationality, Advanced Training, and Career; 11. The Officers in the Great War. Epilogue: Habsburg Officers in the Successor States and in the Second World War. Appendix: On Belles-Lettres, Memoirs, and Histories. With list of place names, notes, and index. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00
Title: Beyond Nationalism : A Social and Political History of the Habsburg OfficerCorps, 1848-1918. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1990, ISBN:019504505x:
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