The Danube : a cultural history / Andrew Beattie.

Title
The Danube : a cultural history / Andrew Beattie.
Author
Beattie, Andrew.
Publication
Oxford : Signal, 2010.

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Description
xx, 266 p. : ill., maps; 22 cm.
Series Statement
Landscapes of the imagination
Uniform Title
Landscapes of the imagination.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • History.
  • Local history
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257) and indexes.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Rising River -- From the Black Forest to Passau -- ch. One Through the Black Forest and Swabia -- In the Beginning -- Castles and Monasteries in the Swabian Jura -- Sigmaringen -- Ulm: Spires and Boxes -- ch. Two Through Bavaria -- From Ulm to Ingolstadt: a Leaping Horse and a Decisive Battle -- Ingolstadt -- Ingolstadt to Regensburg: a Navigable River for the First Time -- Regensburg: Sausages and Spires -- Regensburg to Passau: Myths and Legends in Upper Bavaria -- Song of the Nibelungs -- Passau: "In all of Germany I never saw a town so beautiful" -- pt. Two Blue Danube -- Passau to Bratislava -- ch. Three Through Linz and Upper Austria -- Into Austria -- Linz and Mauthausen: Austria's Nazi Legacy -- ch. Four Through Vienna and Lower Austria -- "A fierce, impatient and unkindly flood": the Strudengau Rapids -- Maria Taferl, Pochlarn and Melk -- Wachau: Heartland of the Austrian Danube -- Approaching Vienna: Stein und Krems and Tulln -- Klosterneuburg: the Monastery Abandoned by the Danube -- Vienna: City of the Blue Danube -- Napoleon on the Danube -- ch. Five Through the Burgenland to Slovakia -- East from Vienna: the Marchfeld -- Hainburg to Devin and Bratislava: Through the Former Iron Curtain -- pt. Three Into the Balkans -- Bratislava to Belgrade -- ch. Six Bratislava and the Slovak-Hungarian Borderlands -- "East of Vienna, the Orient Begins" -- Bratislava: "a different cast had streamed on stage" -- Beyond Bratislava: the Gabcikovo Dam -- Komarom/Komarno: Fortress City on the Danube -- ch. Seven Through the Hungarian Uplands -- Esztergom: "a celestial city in a painting" -- Danube Bend -- Vac -- Szentendre -- ch. Eight Budapest and the Heart of Hungary -- "Pearl of the Danube" -- Roman and Medieval Budapest -- Turks in Budapest -- Habsburg Budapest: Expansion and Revolution -- Budapest since 1918: Decadence, Tragedy, Dictatorship and Democracy -- Along the Edge of the Great Hungarian Plain: Budapest to Mohacs -- ch. Nine Through the Former Yugoslavia -- Europe's Most Recent War Zone -- Mohacs to Vukovar -- Into Serbia: Vukovar to Belgrade -- Belgrade: "One of the ugliest cities imaginable" -- pt. Four Gorge Plain and Delta -- From Belgrade to the Black Sea -- ch. Ten Eastern Serbia and the Gorges -- Leaving Belgrade: the Great Fortress at Smederevo -- Iron Gates and Kazan Gorges -- Beneath the Waters: the Submerged Villages and Islands of the Flooded Gorges -- Above the Waters: from Veliko Gradiste to the Iron Gates Barrage -- Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Kladovo, and Trajan's Bridge -- ch. Eleven Touching Bulgaria -- East from Drobeta-Turnu Severin to Vidin -- Vidin to Ruse: along the edge of Thrace -- Ruse, Girgiu and Silistra -- ch. Twelve Through Eastern Romania -- Silistra to Braila -- Danube Canal -- Braila and Galati: the Scent of the Sea -- Danube Navigation Commissions -- East from Galati -- ch. Thirteen Delta and the Black Sea -- Land of Reeds and Marshes -- Bratul Chilia and Ismail -- Bratul Sfantu Gheorghe and Halmyris -- Bratul Sulina and the Black Sea.
ISBN
  • 9781904955665 (pbk.)
  • 1904955665 (pbk.)
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library