Habsburg critique book

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Alex Thompson Professor Agnew Habsburgs in Central Europe October 14 , 2011 Fin-De-Siècle Critique Many historical books can begin with a boring tone and straight explanations . The beauty of Carl Schorske’s “Fin-de-Siècle” is that he pulls you in through confusion . This is a piece of historical genius that is slowly explained by dividing his logic into each chapter . You start to see the whole picture more clearly each page turn. He explains this new type of societal culture that emerges through the upper class that lived at the end of the century in Vienna . While the Austrian Empire was crumbling, this “golden age” of culture holds an important place in Austria’s history . Yes, Schorske gives wonderful facts and details about this particular happenstance but he also is able to create a sort of portrait of an era that implies the horrific events of the next era to come . The seven chapters are essentially relevant essays yet they have their own identity . With the first chapter he focuses on Arthur Schnitzler and Hugo von Hofmannsthal , both novelists and playwrights . Both seem to have struggled with the query of, with the entire social order
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