Liberty and the Fall of Empires


Conferees examined the fall of the multinational empires of East Central Europe, with a focus on Austria-Hungary, to discuss the relationship between individual and national liberty.


Conference Readings

Augustinos, Gerasimos, eds. The National Idea in Eastern Europe. Lexington, Massachusetts: D. C. Heath and Company, 1996.

Keylor, William R., eds. The Legacy of the Great War. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg. Selected Writings of Lord Acton, Volume I: Essays in the History of Liberty. Edited by J. Rufus Fears. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1985.

Emperor-King Charles (von Habsburg-Lorraine). “To my faithful Austrian people! Proclamation by Emperor Karl on 16 October 1918.” www.bl.uk. https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/to-faithful-austrian-people-emperor-karl (December 2, 2016).

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation. “Self-Determination - The Wilsonian response: principles and practice.” americanforeignrelations.com. http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/O-W/Self-Determination-The-wilsonian-response-principles-and-practice.html (December 2, 2016).

Hašek, Jaroslav. The Good Soldier Švejk. Translated by Cecil Parrott. New York: Penguin Classics, 2000.

Jaszi, Oszkar. The Dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1929.

Judson, Pieter M. The Habsburg Empire: A New History. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.

Kann, Robert A. A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1977.

Kukathas, Chandran. "Are There Any Cultural Rights?" Political Theory 20, no. 1 (February 1992): 105-139.

Kymlicka, Will. “The Rights of Minority Cultures.” Political Theory 20, no. 1 (February 1992): 140-146.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich. “The Right of Nations to Self-Determination.” marxists.org. https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/self-det/ch01.htm (December 2, 2016).

Masaryk, Thomas, et. al. “Declaration of Czecho-Slovak Independence, 18 October 1918.” firstworldwar.com. http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/czechstate_declaration.htm (December 2, 2016).

Mazower, Mark. “Minorities and the League of Nations in Interwar Europe.” Daedalus 12, no. 2 (1997): 47-63.

Mill, John Stuart. The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XIX - Essays on Politics and Society, Part 2. Edited by John M. Robson. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1977. http://oll.libertyfund.org (accessed October, 2009).

Roth, Joseph. The Radetzky March. Translated by Eva Tucker. Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, 1983.

Taylor, A. J. P. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Wilson, Woodrow. “Woodrow Wilson’s ’Fourteen Points’ Speech, January 8, 1918.” firstworldwar.com. http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/fourteenpoints.htm (December 2, 2016).

Zweig, Stefan. The World of Yesterday. Edited by Harry Zohn. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1964.