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The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

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  • Publication planned for: October 2019
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108499255

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  • Geographically and linguistically diverse, by 1789 the Habsburg monarchy had laid the groundwork for a single European polity capable of transcending its unique cultural and historic heritage. Challenging the conventional notion of the Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward, Charles W. Ingrao traces its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. In doing so, he unravels a web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period. Firmly established as the leading survey of the early modern Habsburg monarchy, this third edition incorporates a quarter of a century of new, international scholarship. Extending its narrative reach, Ingrao gives greater attention to 'peripheral' territories, manifestations of high culture, and suggests links between the early modern monarchy and the problems of contemporary Europe. This elegant account of a complex story is accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike.

    • A much expanded third edition of a leading and highly acclaimed textbook
    • Incorporates a quarter of a century of new scholarship, including contributions by a new generation of Czech, Hungarian, Croatian and Serbian historians
    • Offers expanded coverage of the monarchy's periphery and of its musical and cultural heritage
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108499255
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • 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
    7. The Age of Revolution (1789–1815)
    8. Decline or disaggregation?

  • Author

    Charles W. Ingrao, Purdue University, Indiana
    Charles Ingrao is Professor Emeritus of History at Purdue University, Indiana. He has held visiting appointments at a number of universities including Brown University, Rhode Island, the University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, University of Washington, Indiana University and multiple universities in Cyprus and New Zealand. He served as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook from 1997–2006. His previous publications include In Quest and Crisis: Emperor Joseph I and the Habsburg Monarchy, 1705–1711 (1979), The Hessian Mercenary State: Ideas, Institutions and Reform under Frederick II, 1760–1785 (1986) and Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies (2009), which he co-authored with Thomas A. Emmert.

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