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The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

2nd Edition

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521780346

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  • This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles 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 nonspecialists. This new edition underlines the importance of Habsburg history in more recent events, and remains the most comprehensive and readable introduction to the Habsburg story.

    • A major interpretation of a central theme in European history
    • was the first overview of the history of one of the greatest world powers during the period of Haydn and Mozart
    • Revised edition includes updated and expanded text and bibliographies and genealogical tables
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Elegant and concise, yet stimulating and provocative, this is a volume well placed not only to challenge the conventional preconceptions of undergraduates but comfortable insularities of more senior scholars as well." American Historical Review

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521780346
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.575kg
    • contains: 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • 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?

  • Author

    Charles W. Ingrao, Purdue University, Indiana

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