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Austria and the Alps Judith Beniston

Austria and the Alps

Judith Beniston

Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781907322372
Paperback
224 pages
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Austria is, topographically, an Alpine country. Yet the mountains that cover two thirds of modern Austrias territory are often still viewed as a provincial location in contrast to cosmopolitan Vienna, the nations cultural centre. The essays in thisMoreAustria is, topographically, an Alpine country. Yet the mountains that cover two thirds of modern Austrias territory are often still viewed as a provincial location in contrast to cosmopolitan Vienna, the nations 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.