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The Austrians By Gordon Brook-Shepherd

The Austrians
by Gordon Brook-Shepherd

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A thousand years of the history of Austria and the Austrians, from its existence in 996, through two world wars, through to her entry into the European Union in 1995.
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The Austrians: A Thousand-year Odyssey by Gordon Brook-Shepherd

A thousand years of European history are passed through the prism of the Austrian experience. The chief factors which have smothered national development throughout - loyalty to a supranational dynasty and confusion over their Germanic roots - are traced right down to modern times. The Austrian nationality as such was created as recently as 1918 when the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg empire collapsed at the end of World War I. For centuries, the Austrians had been the privileged servants of the dynasty, like the stewards of some vast family estate. Already troubled by the question "is there such a thing as an Austrian or are we simply a south German branch of the great Teutonic race?", they were quickly faced by a new crisis of identity when the Austrian Adolf Hitler merged them into the "Thousand Year Reich" with Germany.

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The Austrians: A Thousand-year Odyssey by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
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HarperCollins Publishers
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