The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Word and Picture
The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Word and Picture or, as it is generally known, the Kronprinzenwerk ("Crown Prince's Work"), is a 24-volume encyclopedia of regional studies, initiated in 1883 by Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary.
The encyclopedia describes countries, peoples, landscapes and regions of the Austro-Hungarian Crown Lands. It was also published in a 21-volume Hungarian edition ("Az Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia írásban és képben"). The German edition was edited by the history and geography professor, Josef Weil von Weilen (1830-1889), while the Hungarian edition was edited by the novelist and dramatist Mór Jókai. Only the German edition was financially successful. The Hungarian edition includes some anti-semitic remarks that are missing from the German.
The volumes were issued from December 1885 through June 1902 in 398 installments, from the "k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei" (Court and State Printers) and Alfred von Hölder (1835-1915), a publisher and bookseller. They contain 587 contributions, totaling 12,596 pages with 4,529 illustrations. The articles were written by 432 contributors, including Crown Prince Rudolf himself.
Volumes and dates
- Vienna and Lower Austria, 1st section: Vienna (Wien und Niederösterreich, 1. Abtheilung: Wien), 1886
- Summary 1. section: Nature Historical Theil (Übersichtsband, 1. Abtheilung: Naturgeschichtlicher Theil), 1887
- Overview, 2nd section: Historical Theil (Übersichtsband, 2. Abtheilung: Geschichtlicher Theil), 1887
- Vienna and Lower Austria, 2nd section: Lower Austria (Wien und Niederösterreich, 2. Abtheilung: Niederösterreich), 1888
- Hungary, Part 1 (Ungarn, Band 1), 1888
- Upper Austria and Salzburg (Oberösterreich und Salzburg), 1889
- Styria (Steiermark), 1890
- Carinthia and Krain (Kärnten und Krain), 1891
- Hungary, Part 2 (Ungarn, Band 2), 1891
- The Littoral (Gorizia, Gradiska, Trieste and Istria) (Das Küstenland (Görz, Gradiska, Triest und Istrien), 1891
- Dalmatia (Dalmatien), 1892
- Hungary, Part 3 (Ungarn, Band 3), 1893
- Vorarlberg and the Tyrol (Tirol und Vorarlberg), 1893
- Bohemia, Part 1 (Böhmen, Band 1), 1896
- Bohemia, Part 2 (Böhmen, Band 2), 1896
- Hungary, Part 4 (Ungarn, Band 4), 1896
- Moravia and Silesia (Mähren und Schlesien), 1897
- Hungary, Part 5, 1st section (Ungarn, Band 5, 1. Abtheilung), 1898
- Galicia (Galicien), 1898
- Bukovina (Bukowina), 1899
- Hungary, Part 5, 2nd section (Ungarn, Band 5, 2. Abtheilung), 1900
- Bosnia and Hercegovina (Bosnien und Hercegowina), 1901
- Hungary, Part 6 (Ungarn, Band 6), 1902
- Croatia and Slavonia (Croatien und Slavonien), 1902
The volume number corresponds to that specified in the closing words of the 24 volume. Notably, Poland (neighbouring Germany, with its one-thousand-year-old history) is not mentioned in the encyclopaedia, because at the time the imperial partitions of Poland were considered finite by the German academics of the Kingdom of Prussia as well as Austria-Hungary which existed to 1918.
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