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THE HABSBURG EMPIRE AND AFTER
Instructor: John D. Treadway Office: Ryland Hall 109 Office Hours: MWF 10:25-11:15, Office Phone: 289-8343 and TBA; and by appointment e-mail: TREADWAY@URVAX.URICH.EDU Scope of Course: A survey of the rise and fall of the Habsburg Monarchy and its legacy. The first part of the course will trace the development of the lands of the house of Habsburg from the Middle Ages to the Napoleonic era. The second component, the largest, will treat political, military, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural issues in the Austrian (later Austro-Hungarian) empire from the Congress of Vienna to the end of the First World War. The final section will survey developments in the various successor states of the Habsburg Monarchy, focusing on Austria and Hungary. Prerequisites: History 105-106, History 115-116, or permission of instructor. Readings (books available at University of Richmond Bookstore): TEXTS: Charles Ingrao, The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 A.J.P. Taylor, The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918 COLLATERALS: Carl Schorske, Fin de Siècle Vienna or Frederic Morton,A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888/1889 Bruce F. Pauley, The Habsburg Legacy, 1867-1939 A-V: Slides and/or films will be shown from time to time to supplement lectures and readings. Course requirements/grade composition: 30% Final exam (comprehensive, emphasis on material covered since 2nd midterm) 20% Higher of two midterm scores 18% Lower of two midterm scores 10% Paper (4-5 pages) on Schorske's Fin-de-Sihcle Vienna 18% Independent work (see below) 4% MAPS! Independent work (refer to handouts): Option A: Research paper (at least 12 pages) Option B: 800 pages reading on the topic (or topics) of your choice, selected, of course, in consultation with your instructor; reading reports required. 400 pages must deal with the period before 1867. Please note: One of your final exam questions will be based upon your independent work. Important reminder: For exams bring blue books and use dark ink! Tentative Topics for History 357: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE AND AFTER 1 Introduction 2 Geographical Overview: The Lands of the House of Habsburg 3 Babenberg to Habsburg: The Middle Ages to Early Modern Times 4 The Holy Roman Empire 5 The Glorious Sixteenth Century 6 The Troubled Seventeenth Century 7 Joseph I, Charles VI, and Maria Theresa (1687-1780) 8 Enlightened Despotism: Joseph II and Leopold (1780-1792) 9 Art and Architecture in the 18th Century 10 Music and Literature in the 18th Century 11 The French Revolution and Napoleon (1792-1815) 12 Biedermeier (1815-1848) 13 The Revolutions of 1848-1849 EXAM #1: Monday, 10 February 14 The Road to Ausgleich (1848-1867) 15 The Dual Monarchy: Austria (1867-1914) 16 The Dual Monarchy: Hungary (1867-1914) 17 The Dual Monarchy: The Slavic Lands (1867-1914) 18 The Economy of the Habsburg Empire 19 The Tragedy of the Habsburg Court (1848-1918) 20 Habsburg Diplomacy before World War I (1867-1914) 21 Art and Architecture in the 19th Century 22 Music in the 19th Century 23 Literature in the 19th Century 24 Fin de Siècle Vienna: Freud's Vienna, Hitler's Vienna 25 World War I and the Breakup of the Empire (1914-1918) EXAM #2: Monday, 26 March 26 St. Germain and Trianon (1918-1920) 27 The Rump Republic: Interwar Austria (1920-1938) 28 The Other Successor States between the Wars (1918-1941) 29 World War II and Aftermath (1939-1945) 30 The Reborn Republic: Post-World War II Austria (1945-present) 31 The Communization of the Other Successor State (1945-present) 32 Cultural Achievements since World War I 33 Klagenfurt and Carinthia: A Regional Study .
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