The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 / Edition 2by Charles W. Ingrao, William Beik, T. C. W. Blanning
Pub. Date: 12/28/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This comprehensive history of the Habsburg monarchy challenges the conventional notion of its backwardness--tracing the monarchy's emergence as a military and cultural power of influence, with a significant population and industrial base as well as progressive judicial and educational systems.
Table of Contents
1. The distinctiveness of Austrian history; 2. The Thirty Years' War (1618–1648); 3. Facing east: Hungary and the Turks (1648–1699); 4. Facing west: the second Habsburg empire (1700–1740); 5. The Prussian challenge: war and government reform (1740–1763); 6. Discovering the people: the triumph of cameralism and enlightened absolutism (1765–1792); 7. The age of revolution (1789–1815); 8. Decline or disaggregation?; Bibliography; Index.
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