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The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 (New Approaches to European History #3)
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 underlin ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 29th 2000 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 28th 1994)
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This series is producing some true gems. A fantastic look at the development of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Suggests that the Habsburgs made practical decisions that gradually increased monarchical and state power throughout the dynasty. Focuses on crises near the transitions of monarchs that force the monarchy to adapt and grow: it was the successful resolution to these crises that kept the family from collapsing and modernised AH. Angle is that geopolitics/foreign policy drove domestic polici ...more
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