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Habsburg Monarchy 1490-1848: Attributes of Empire / Edition 1

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Overview

Was the Habsburg monarchy an empire like those of Great Britain, France or Spain? Drawing upon modern theoretical perspectives on European expansion to answer this question, the author argues that the Habsburg holdings did indeed constitute a form of European imperialism. She examines the role of the interaction between Habsburg rulers, territorial estates, and religious institutions in the expansion of the empire. The book then goes on to explore the reorientation of these relationships through the impact of the European Enlightenment, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333737286
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: European History in Perspective Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Sutter Fichtner is Professor Emerita of History, Brooklyn College, CUNY.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• A Note on Style
• Map 1: East Central Europe, ca. 1570
• Map 2: East Central Europe, ca. 1721
• Map 3: East Central Europe, 1815
• Some Introductory Considerations
• The Pattern of Empire
• The Empire Takes Hold
• Creating a State
• Holding the Center
• Revolution: Text and Subtext
• From One to Many
• A Summary Afterword
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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