War, State and Society in Wurttemberg, 1677-1793

War, State and Society in Wurttemberg, 1677-1793

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War, State and Society in Wurttemberg, 1677-1793

This book examines the role of war and the development of the smaller German territories in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through the example of the duchy of WÜrttemberg. It reappraises traditional interpretations of German history that emphasize the role of Prussia and play down the significance of the smaller states. This is also the first comprehensive investigation of the relationship between developments within such territories and the structure of the Holy Roman Empire of which they formed a part. It reveals the Empire as a flawed but functioning political system and sheds new light on the reasons for its collapse in 1806.

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ISBN-13: 9780521483315
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Note on form; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Princely aims and policy making; 2. Strategies and resources; 3. The German soldier trade; 4. Regent Friedrich Carl 1677-93; 5. Eberhard Ludwig 1693-1733; 6. Carl Alexander 1733-37; 7. The Regency 1737-44; 8. Carl Eugen 1744-93; Conclusion; Bibliography.

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