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 contribution
|Austrian Studies, 18: Austria and the Alps
|Number of pages
|Published - 2011