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Study Groups and Lectures: Decline and the Fall of the Habsburg Monarchy (1815-1918)


The Habsburg Monarchy emerged from the Napoleonic Wars as a leading power in Europe. It was a multiethnic empire that was destined to be shaken apart by rising nationalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It finally exploded in the mayhem of WW I. At the same time, Vienna saw seminal developments in psychology, music and literature. We will look at the forces that held it together and how and why they withered.

Participants will be expected to make a 20- to 25-minute presentation on a topic within the scope of the study group. A bibliography will be provided before term starts. The McGill and other libraries have many books on the history of the Habsburgs, or Austria.


Moderators: Paul Terni and Antonio Braggio

To register by mail or in person: Pay for your membership ($100) and any lectures ($7 each) with a single cheque payable to McGill University. Cash is not accepted. To register online: You have the option to use Internet banking. You can set up McGill University as a payee with your bank. You may also register for a lecture at the door (the fee is $10) on the day of the lecture. We recommend that you contact the office beforehand to check if space is available. Lectures are non-refundable. Full details:

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM


2nd Floor - 688 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1


November 23, 2012 to January 16, 2013


General $10.00 CAD  


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Phone: 514-398-8234