Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

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Routledge, Dec 22, 2015 - History - 488 pages
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The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria’s emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have remained obscure. This book shows that force of arms and the instruments of the early modern state were just as important as its marriage policy in creating and holding together the Habsburg Monarchy.

Drawing on an impressive up-to-date bibliography as well as on original archival research, this survey is the first to put Vienna’s military back at the centre stage of early modern Austrian history.

 

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What you have here is an extended analysis of how the Austrian Habsburgs tried to weld together their variegated possessions into a centralized state, with varying degrees of success, as the parts ... Read full review

Contents

The belated great power
1
Modest Origins the Habsburg Monarchy During the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century
5
Austrias age of heroes 16831733
151
The crisis of a great power 17331748
203
Reform revenge aggression?
265
The revolutionary challenge 17891797
399
Prospect
444
Index
449
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Michael Hochedlinger is Senior Archivist at the Austrian State Archives. He is an expert on the history of the early modern Habsburg army.

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