In most contemporary historical writing the picture of modern life in Habsburg Central Europe is a gloomy story of the failure of rationalism and the rise of protofascist movements. This book tells a different story, focusing on the Czech writers and artists distinguished by their optimistic view of the world in the years before WWI.
Thomas Ort is Associate Professor of History at Queens College-City University of New York, USA.
Date of Publication
History: Specific Subjects
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History