Ernst Bruckmüller

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Ernst Bruckmüller (2019)

Ernst Bruckmüller (born April 23, 1945 in Eselsteiggraben, municipality of St. Leonhard am Forst in Lower Austria ) is an Austrian historian .


After attending the Stiftsgymnasium Melk , where he was a member of the Catholic student association K.Ö.St.V. Nibelungia Melk received his habilitation in 1976 for the subject of economic and social history after studying history and German at the University of Vienna , where he became a member of KaV Norica Wien in the ÖCV . In 1977 he was appointed associate professor for economic and social history at the University of Vienna. In 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Institute for Austrian Studies and has been the editor of the institute's publications ever since. In 2000 he was appointed professor for economic and social history at the Institute for Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna.

Since 2002 he has also been the director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History of Rural Areas.

His main areas of work are:

  • Social history of Austria
  • general and Austrian agricultural history
  • History of the bourgeoisie
  • National awareness and nation building


Publications (selection)

  • Agricultural organizations and social modernization. Associations, cooperatives and political mobilization of agriculture in Austria from March to 1914 (= history and social studies. 1). Neugebauer, Salzburg 1977, ISBN 3-85376-008-2 .
  • Nation of Austria. Socio-historical aspects of their development (= studies on politics and administration. 4). Böhlau, Vienna et al. 1984, ISBN 3-205-08460-8 .
  • Social history of Austria. Herold-Verlold, Vienna et al. 1985, ISBN 3-7008-0283-8 .
  • as general editor: 900 years of Benedictines in Melk. Jubilee exhibition in 1989. Melk Abbey, Melk 1989, (exhibition catalog).
  • Austrian consciousness in transition. Identity and self-image in the 1990s (= series of publications by the Center for Applied Political Research. Vol. 4). Signum-Verlag, Vienna 1994, ISBN 3-85436-145-9 .
  • with Ernst Hanisch , Roman Sandgruber , Norbert Weigl: History of Austrian agriculture and forestry in the 20th century. 2 volumes. Edited by Franz Ledermüller. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2002–2003;
    • Volume 1: Politics, Society, Economy. 2002, ISBN 3-8000-3859-5 ;
      • From “peasant class” to “rural society” - social change in peasant society in the 20th century. Pp. 409-592;
    • Volume 2: Regions, Companies, People. 2003, ISBN 3-8000-3868-4 .
  • Austria Lexicon . 3 volumes. Verlag-Gemeinschaft Österreich-Lexikon, Vienna 2004, ISBN 3-85498-385-9 .
  • as editor: Corruption in Austria. Historical highlights. Braumüller, Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-7003-1773-9 .
  • Austrian history. From prehistory to the present. Böhlau, Vienna 2019, ISBN 978-3-205-20871-6 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Festkommers with 300 guests at the foundation's 75th anniversary , Niederösterreichische Nachrichten , issue 23/1994. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
  2. Cardinal Innitzer Prize 2019 awarded to sociologist Acham. In: Kathpress .at. November 16, 2019, accessed November 16, 2019 .