The essays in this volume reveal the instability and polyphony of the term "modernity" at the time of its inception in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, along with the dialectic between progressive and regressive tendencies. They offer a broad research perspective on the specific features and boundaries of Viennese modernity. The volume aims at a conceptual notion of modernity as it emerges from the perspective of crisis.
Cornelius Mitterer and
David Österle, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Vienna, Austria.