This book charts the history of the last fifty years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 to 1918. it reveals that the Habsburg Monarchy, though not in a healthy state before 1914, was not in fact doomed to collapse. The author examines foreign and domestic policies and reveals the weaknesses inherent in the Empire.He also shows how the Austro-Hungarian Empire attempted to satisfy the claims of eleven distinct national groups.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Background. 1. The Habsburg Monarchy in European History. 2. The Austro-Hungarian Compromise. Part Two: Domestic Affairs. 3. The Nationality Question. 4. The Economy. 5. The Politics of Dualism: 1867-1914. 6. Vienna: Cultural Centre of the Empire. 7. The Dual Alliance: 1867-1906. 8. The Drift to War: 1900-1914. 9. War, Guilt and the South Slav Question. 10. World War One and the Collapse of the Empire.
Part Four: Assessment. Part Five: Documents.
John W. Mason