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Hannes Leidinger

Hannes Leidinger

born 1969, studied history, classical archaeology and primeval and ancient history in Vienna.  He is an exhibition curator, an advisor for radio broadcasts and TV documentaries and directs scientific research projects. He also teaches at the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Vienna. Leidinger has published widely and is head of the Vienna branch office of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung. Most recently published by Residenz Verlag: “Habsburgs schmutziger Krieg” (2014). He has co-authored the book “Hitler - prägende Jahre” with Christian Rapp. 

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Hannes Leidinger Christian Rapp Birgit Mosser-Schuöcker - Freud – Adler – Frankl

Die Wiener Welt der Seelenforschung

Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Viktor Frankl – herausragende Größen des Wiener Geisteslebens, die innerhalb kurzer Zeit die Wissenschaft der Seelenforschung revolutioniert haben. Sie wurden zu den Gründungsvätern bis heute maßgeblicher Theorien und Behandlungsmethoden:der Psychoanalyse, der Individualpsychologie und der Logotherapie. Aus welchen sozialen Milieus stammten sie, welches familiäre Umfeld hat sie geprägt und wie sahen ihre beruflichen Netzwerke aus? Die Autor*innen erzählen auf spannende Weise eine hundertfünfzigjährige Kultur- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte und beleuchten dabei auch die komplizierten Beziehungen zwischen diesen drei Persönlichkeiten.

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Hannes Leidinger Christian Rapp - Hitler – the formative years

Childhood and youth 1889-1914

Going beyond psychological speculation, the authors close a gap in historical research by portraying Hitler's family, childhood and youth in its social and cultural context. Focusing on Hitler's time in Braunau through to his experiences in Vienna, they offer an insight into his character traits and ideological imprints. The book closely examines Hitler's personal background as well as his social environment. National fanaticism, race hatred and anti-Semitism had become firmly established in society long before Hitler and the National Socialists started their ascent. Hitler's radicalised rhetoric could only gain potency when his audience already knew what he was speaking of. Taking a fresh look, Leidinger and Rapp detail Hitler's childhood and youth from a new angle.

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Hannes Leidinger Verena Moritz Karin Moser Wolfram Dornik - The Habsburgs’ Dirty War

An Analysis of Austro-Hungarian Warfare 1914-1918

New research on the darkest chapter of World War I: the authors examine the strategies and calculations employed by the Habsburg ruling elite. They show how the war, which began with the main aim of destroying Serbia, was allowed to get out of hand, with no consideration of the losses. And what happened in the zones occupied by the Imperial armies? Were Austro-Hungarian forces responsible for war crimes? This book sheds a shocking light on chains of command, prejudices, and escalating violence towards suspects, civilians and ‘administrated masses’. A disturbing panorama of the Habsburg Empire’s path to downfall.

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Verena Moritz Hannes Leidinger Gerhard Jagschitz - At the Centre of Power. The many faces of Maximilian Ronge, director of the k.u.k. Secret Service

Die vielen Gesichter des Geheimdienstchefs Maximilian Ronge

Maximilian Ronge was the last director of the Austrian k.u.k. monarchy’s secret service. His career shows several similarities to the one of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, who headed the German military intelligence service under the Nazi regime. Ronge was an important figure in the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and also later, when Austria had become a republic. He used his extended networks of spies against “all kinds of traitors”, secessionists, socialists and Bolsheviks. Before 1938, no spy in Austria could possibly evade him. Even after being released from the Dachau concentration camp, Ronge continued his activities. After the end of WW II, he cooperated with the American occupants to set up a new secret service in Austria. These are only a few milestones in Ronge’s career. In the course of his life, this man has served many masters, but at heart he remained loyal to his emperor. Finding out about Ronge’s behind-the-scenes activities required meticulous research, since he not only was an expert in espionage and intrigue, but also a master in covering his tracks. The two historians Verena Moritz and Hannes Leidinger, however, give full account of this extraordinary life, and Ronge’s grandson Gerhard Jagschitz provides a private insight. A book that will cause a stir!