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Austria, Hungary, and the HabsburgsCentral Europe c.1683-1867$
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R.J.W. Evans

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541621

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541621.001.0001

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Central Europe: The History of An Idea

Central Europe: The History of An Idea

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(p.293) 16 Central Europe: The History of An Idea
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Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs
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R. J. W. Evans

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541621.003.0016

This chapter presents an essay on the history of Central Europe. It suggests that full recognition of the need for a region called Central Europe coincided with the final exclusion of Austria from Germany and that the notion of Mitteleuropa was generally considered with a more or less German national tinge. It was only with the events of the 1980s that Central Europe gained new life as a political ideal and its cultural associations were revived.

Keywords:   Central Europe, history, Austria, Germany, Mitteleuropa, political ideal

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