Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
This is a revised and updated edition of an acclaimed introduction to the Habsburg monarchy.
'This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. This new edition underlines the importance of Habsburg history in more recent events, and remains the most comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the Habsburg story.\n
'A major new textbook which provides an accessible and comprehensive history of the Habsburg monarchy.'
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?; Bibliography; Index.