Winter Term 1996
Andras Gero
Department of History

Course Description

Aims of course: This lecture course will focus on the major structural elements, social and economical contradictions of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy; the only form of integration which existed between Germans and Russians. The course will examine first of all the problems of modernization in the area.

Method: Each week will have a main topic. For almost each week there are certain common readings that all students must read in preparation. After each lecture there will be 30 minutes for questions, discussion and for the control of readings.

Requirements: Each students will be required to prepare a short midterm paper. The midterm paper will be written in classroom. (I give three or four possible subjects and the students will choose one of them.) The final paper may take a practical problem of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The subject after a consultation - will be chosen by the student. The final paper has to be written on the base of student's research. The quantity of final paper has to be between 10 and 15 typed pages. The deadline is the twelfth week from the beginning of lecture course

Class activity -- 20% ;
Midterm Paper -- 20%;
Final Paper -- 60%

Required Book:
Robert A.Kann: A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526/1918. University of California Press. (Kann)
Oscar Jaszi: The Dissolution of Habsburg Monarchy. University of Chicago Press (O.Jaszi)
Andras Gero: Modern Hungarian Society in the Making. An Unfinished Experience. CEU Press Oxford University Press. (Gero)
Clive Trebilcock: The Industrialization of Continental Powers. Longman. (Trebilcock:)

Recommended Books:
Istvan Deak: Beyond Nationalism: A Social and Political History of the Habsburg Officer Corps 1848-1918. New York. Oxford University Press, 1990. Deak)
Joseph Redlich: Emperor Francis Josepf of Austria. New York, Macmimillan, 1924. (Redlich)
W O.McGagg: Jews in Habsburg Empire 1670-1918 . Indiana University Press. (McGagg)
John Lukacs: Budapest 1990. A Historical Portrait of a City and its Culture. New York, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1988. (Lukacs)
E.Schorske: Fin du Siecle in Vienna. Politics and Culture. New York;, Vintage Books, 1981. (Schorske)

Schedule of Course

First Week: Introduction, geographical, historical background
George W.Hoffman. The Political Geographical Bases of Austrian Nationality Problem. In.: Austrian History Yearbook III: 1. Houston, Rice University Press. 1967.

Second Week: Rebellion against the old: Revolutions of l848
I.Deak: The Lawful Revolution. Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians 1848-1849. New York, Columbia University Press, 1979. pp. 57-228.

Third Week: The Neoabsolutism
Kann, 299-342.pp.; Jaszi, Part Two Part Three.

Fourth Week: The Emperor and the King
Redlich, 130-280.pp.; Gero, 223-231.pp.

Fifth Week: The Compromise
Kann, 343-367.pp.; Hanak P. (ed.): The Corvina History of Hungary from Earliest Time until the Present Day, Budapest, 1991. see the relevant parts; Gcro. Gero 181.pp.

Sixth Week: Midterm

Seventh Week: Economical development
Trebilcock. 292-384.pp. Ivan T.Berend and Gyorgy Ranki: Economic Development in East-Central-Europe in the 19th' and 20th Century. New York, Columbia University Press. 1974.

Eight Week: Social structure and social problems
O.Jaszi. Part V1., Lukacs, Chapter. 'The Seeds of Trouble"; McCagg see the Chapter on the social background of anti-semitism; Gero, 182-203.pp.

Ninth Week: Nationalities and Nationalism
Kann, 367-461, Jaszi, Part V.; Desk. 5-l43.pp.

Tenth Week: Modern and traditional forms of life
Schorske, 24-110.pp.; Lukacs, first three chapters.

Eleventh Week: Post feudalism and the emergence of civic values mentality in public and private life
Gero, 109-145, Charles F.Rosenberg (ed) The Family in History. University of Pennsylvania Press. 95-1 15.pp., 143-178.pp.
Catherine Galagher and Thomas Laquere (eds) The Making of the Modern Body Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century. University of California Press. 1987., Oxford University Press, 1994. 72-185.pp,

Twelfth Week: Conclusions, interpretations

Thirteenth Week: Discussion of final paper

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CEU Budapest, Hungary
Modified: June, 1996


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