A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918

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University of California Press, 1980 - History - 646 pages
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"An impressive achievement in a task of extraordinary difficulty...The outstanding asset of this work does not consist in in its comprehensiveness and objectivity, however, nor even in the wide knowledge and special expertise Kann can bring to bear from his early legal training, his formidable scholarship on the nationalities question, and his keen critical appreciation of the diverse cultures of the monarchy. Its greatest merit derives from the author's determination always to ask fundamental questions, his care to discriminate between surface phenomena and deeper causes, his skill in finding significant patterns in an apparently chaotic welter of events, his facility for perceptive and penetrating distinctions and generalizations. In short, he tried with considerable success to tell what really happened in history rather than simply what obviously happened."—Canadian Historical Review
  

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The Habsburg empire was held together somewhat tenuously through changing cultural trends of Europe from marriage, confessional and finally to national interests. The structure of how a family ... Read full review

Contents

A The political evolution of the Alpine Hereditary lands
4
B Social and cultural conditions in the Hereditary lands
12
The evolution of the Eastern crowns and their status at
18
TURKS AND PROTESTANTS 15261648
25
lands
32
cause
45
AN EMPIRE EVOLVES AND ASSERTS ITSELF
54
LATE RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE
102
CULTURAL TRENDS FROM LATE ENLIGHT
367
DECLINE AND DISCORD 18791914
406
WORLD WAR AND DISSOLUTION 19141918
468
CULTURAL TRENDS
521
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
565
Population and nationality statistics
603
The Austrian Habsburg and HabsburgLorraine rulers
609
Maps
616

AN EMPIRE REASSERTS ITSELF 17401815
156
STANDSTILL DECLINE AND STABILIZA
243

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