The City & the Crown: Vienna and the Imperial Court, 1600-1740

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Purdue University Press, 1993 - History - 264 pages
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Spielman presents the role of the Habsburg court in the rise of Vienna the early modem period. His study clearly shows the extraordinarily complex web of interrelationships and interdependencies between the court, its servants, and the city as each strove to protect its privileges. The author's innovative approach consists in identifying the specific role that the court quartering system played in the expansion of the government's involvement in the development of the city. in so doing, Spielman ties in the two approaches traditionally used in histories of early modem Germany and Austria: the growth of the modem bureaucracy and the development of the Baroque.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Historic Setting
5
The Shape of the City
27
The Court and Its Servants
53
The Court Quartering System
75
Reshaping the City
101
The Expulsion of the Jews
123
Plague and Siege
137
Expanding the City
171
Making a Baroque Capital
185
Vienna Goriosa
205
Appendix
217
Notes
219
Works Cited
241
Index
249
Copyright

Building Anew
157

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