Austrian Studies, 18: Austria and the Alps

RL Vilain, Judith Beniston, Jon Hughes

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Austria is, topographically, an Alpine country. Yet the mountains that cover two thirds of modern Austria’s territory are often still viewed as a provincial location in contrast to cosmopolitan Vienna, the nation’s cultural centre. The essays in this volume survey the complex relationship between Austria and the Alps, spanning a period from the final decades of Habsburg rule to the present. Among the topics addressed by the authors are the work of both lesser-known and established writers and commentators; Heimat and place in relation to musical and film genres; the social, political and cultural impact of Alpinism; and the representation of the Alps in recent exhibitions.
Translated title of the contributionAustrian Studies, 18: Austria and the Alps
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManey Publishing
Number of pages217
ISBN (Print)9781907322372
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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