Franz Ferdinand

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How should we remember the man whose assassination sparked the July Crisis?

This month we are joined by Dr Sam Foster (UEA) to examine the life, death, and representation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Along the way we discuss the complicated relationships of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Franz Ferdinand’s interactions with the contemporary press, and how everything eventually leads back to railways.

References

Mentioned in the episode:
Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers
Robert Gerwart & Erez Manela, Empires at War 1911-1923

[On Franz Ferdinand + Austria-Hungary] 
Richard Ned Lebow, Archdukle Franz Ferdidnand Lives!: A World Without World War I (2014)
Mark Cornwall, The Undermining of Austria-Hungary: The Battle for Hearts and Minds (2000)
Mark Cornwall (ed), The Last Years Of Austria-Hungary: A Multi-National Experiment in Early Twentieth-Century Europe (2005 edition)
Mark Cornwall (ed), Sarajevo 1914: Sparking the First World World (2020)
Samuel R. Williamson, Austria-Hungary and the Origins of the First World War (1991)
Stefan Zweig & Anthea Bell (trans.), The World of Yesterday (2013 paperback edition) [More for context on why Austria-Hungary gained the sort of image that it did, especially after 1945]
Adam Kozuchowski, The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary, The: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe (2013)
Hannes Leidinger (ed), Habsburg’s Last War: The Filmic Memory (1918 to the Present) (2018)
Peter M.Judson, The Habsburg Empire: A New History (2018)
Steve Beller, The Habsburg Monarchy, 1815–1918 (2018)
Markian Prokopovych, Carl Bethke & Tamara Scheer (eds), Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire (2019)

[On the war’s origins and perceptions of Austria-Hungary and wider ‘the wider East’…]
James Lyon, Serbia and the Balkan Front 1914: The Outbreak of the Great War (2015)
Troy R.E. Paddock, Contesting the Origins of the First World War: An Historiographical Argument (2020)
Leon Trotsky, 1912-1913: The War Correspondence of Leon Trotsky (2005 edition)
Igor Despot, The Balkan Wars in the Eyes of the Warring Parties: Perceptions and Interpretations (2012)
Dominik Geppert, William Mulligan, et al (eds), The Wars before the Great War: Conflict and International Politics before the Outbreak of the First World War (2015)
James Pettifer &Tom Buchanan (eds), War in the Balkans: Conflict and Diplomacy Before World War I (2015)
Andrea Orzoff, Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948 (2009)
John Paul Newman, Yugoslavia in the Shadow of War: Veterans and the Limits of State Building (2015)
Hugh Seton-Watson & Christopher Seton-Watson, The Making of a New Europe: R.W. Seton-Watson and the Last Years of Austria-Hungary (1981)
Robert Evans, Dušan Kováč, Edita Ivaničková, Great Britain and Central Europe, 1867-1914 (2002)
Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present (2010)
Maria Todorova, Imagining the Balkans (1997)
Vensa Goldsworthy, Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination (1998)
Eugene Michail, The British and the Balkans: Forming Images of Foreign Lands, 1900-1950 (2011) 
Diana Mishkova, Beyond Balkanism: The Scholarly Politics of Region Making (2018)
Nicholas Daly, Ruritania: A Cultural History from the Prisoner of Zenda to The Princess Diaries (2020)
André Maurois Fattypuffs and Thinifers (1930).

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