State and Society in Early Modern Austria

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The history of the Habsburg Monarchy and Austria in the early modern period continues to capture the interest of many scholars. This collection of essays by twenty leading authorities from the United States, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands focuses on the interplay between the Habsburg government and a multiplicity of social aspects. As a whole, State and Society in Early Modern Austria reexamines and sometimes debunks old views about the Habsburg Monarchy and provides insight into the current...

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Overview

The history of the Habsburg Monarchy and Austria in the early modern period continues to capture the interest of many scholars. This collection of essays by twenty leading authorities from the United States, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands focuses on the interplay between the Habsburg government and a multiplicity of social aspects. As a whole, State and Society in Early Modern Austria reexamines and sometimes debunks old views about the Habsburg Monarchy and provides insight into the current historical thinking on the early modern state. Moreover, this broad focus will help the reader understand the complex cultural heritage of the turbulent nationalities of East Central Europe.

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A collection of essays by authorities from the US, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, focusing on the interplay between the Hapsburg government and a multiplicity of social aspects. Contributors reexamine and sometimes debunk old views on the Hapsburg monarchy and provide insight into current historical thinking on the early modern state. Topics include the ruling elite's attempts to control religious minorities and government patronage, and the monarchy's interaction with German states and the Balkans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557530479
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Map: The Habsburg Monarchy, 1740
Preface
Introduction: State and Society in Early Modern Austria 1
Pt. 1 Religion in the Counter-Reformation
Confessional Absolutism in the Habsburg Lands in the Seventeenth Century 36
Delayed Confessionalization: Retarding Factors and Religious Minorities in the Territories of the Holy Roman Empire, 1555-1648 54
The Jews and the Emperors 71
Pt. 2 Government and Culture during the Baroque
The Imperial Hofburg: The Theory and Practice of Architectural Representation in Baroque Vienna 93
Status as Commodity: The Habsburg Economy of Privilege 110
Public Opinion and the Phenomenon of Sozialdisziplinierung in the Habsburg Monarchy 119
Pt. 3 Government and Economy
Between East and West: Lower Austria's Noble Grundherrschaft, 1550-1750 154
Between Mercantilism and Physiocracy: Stages, Modes, and Functions of Economic Theory in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1748-63 181
Austria and European Economic Development: What Has Been Learned? 215
Pt. 4 Government and the People during the Aufklarung
Poverty and Poor Relief in the Eighteenth Century 238
"Libertas commerciorum" or "Moral Economy"? The Austrian Vorlande in the Famine of the 1770s 252
Pt. 5 Foreign Policy
International Relations, the Law of Nations, and the Germanies: Structures and Changes in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century 286
Austria and the Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia 298
Reform and Diplomacy in the Eighteenth-Century Habsburg Monarchy 312
Contributors 325
Index 329
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