All too much of the recent literature on the background to the Great War has focused on the diplomacy and has seriously underplayed the roles of...

Emperor Franz Joseph officially opened the Ringstrasse on May 1st, 1865. Adrian Mourby looks at its 150 years as a Viennese landmark.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, writes David H. Kennettthe Austrian commander marched westward from the Alps across Italy to win a remarkable battle.

In November 1918, writes Norman Stone, a whole political and social order in central Europe came to an end.

Was one of Europe's finest hotels occupied by members of the English working class during the interwar years?

Glenda Sluga explains the influence of a remarkable group of women as Europe’s elite gathered in Vienna in 1814.

Beethoven's only opera was performed for the first time on May 23rd, 1814.

In 1917, writes Charles Maechling, the new Emperor of Austria tried to extricate his country from the turmoil of the First World War with the help of Prince Sixtus.

Thin, pale, solitary, a day-dreamer, opinionated, rebellious, with sudden bursts of energy that quickly evaporated, D.C. Watt writes that Hitler as a boy is a strange forerunner of the would-be world-conqueror.

During a period of Austrian decline as a great power, writes Tudor Edwards, Vienna flourished in an atmosphere of expansive gaiety.


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