The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 / Edition 2

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 / Edition 2

by Charles W. Ingrao
     
 

This is a revised and updated edition of a history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities; geography and… See more details below

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This is a revised and updated edition of a history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities; geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 it had laid the groundwork for a single polity capable of transcending its uniquely diverse cultural and historic heritage. Charles W. Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic, and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period, and presents this complex story in a manner that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists. This new edition includes a revised text and bibliographies, new genealogical tables, and an epilogue which looks forward to the impact of the Habsburg monarchy on twentieth-century events.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521780346
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #21
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
Genealogical tables
Preface
1The distinctiveness of Austrian history1
2The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648)23
3Facing east: Hungary and the Turks (1648-1699)53
4Facing west: the second Habsburg empire (1700-1740)105
5The Prussian challenge: war and government reform (1740-1763)150
6Discovering the people: the triumph of cameralism and enlightened absolutism (1765-1792)178
7The age of revolution (1789-1815)220
8Decline or disaggregation?242
Bibliography248
Index257

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