Heinz Fischer
Andreas Huber
Stephan Neuhäuser (Hg.)

The Republic of Austria 1918–2018

Milestones and Turning Points

At 3:00 pm on November 12, 1918 the Republic of Austria was proclaimed from the steps outside Parliament in Vienna. This edited volume celebrates the centenary of the republic’s foundation with a succinct rendering of Austria’s history between 1918 and today.

Encompassing an entire century, this sweeping vista takes in milestones and turning points, from the proclamation of the republic to the so-called “Anschluss” with Germany; from the Prague Spring to the occupation of the Hainburg Au and Austria’s accession to the European Union.

Paying tribute to the republic’s anniversary, twenty-three renowned historians turn a spotlight on the past and so provide us with a new perception of the present.



“The way a country deals with its own history and with certain phases and events in that history says a lot about how that country sees itself. What date could be more fitting for a close examination of the history of the Republic of Austria than the hundredth anniversary of its birth?”
From the Introduction by Heinz Fischer