The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: Martyn Rady
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN: 0198792964
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and a chunk of the New World, spreading eastwards to include the Philippines. Reaching from South-East Asia to what is now Ukraine, the Habsburg Empire was truly global. In this Very Short Introduction Martin Rady looks at the history of the Habsburgs, from their tenth-century origins in Switzerland, to the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in 1918. He introduces the pantheon of Habsburg rulers, which included adventurers, lunatics, and at least one monarch who was so malformed that his true portrait could never be exhibited. He also discusses the lands and kingdoms that made up the Habsburg Empire, and the decisive moments that shaped their history. Dynasty, Europe, global power, and the idea of the multi-national state all converge on the history of the Habsburg Empire. Martin Rady shows how. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: Pieter M. Judson
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN: 0674969324
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

This panoramic reappraisal shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered for so long to so many Central Europeans across divides of language, religion, and region. Pieter Judson shows that creative government—and intractable problems the far-flung empire could not solve—left an enduring imprint on successor states. Its lessons are no less important today.

The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire
Author: A. Wess Mitchell
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-10
ISBN: 0691196443
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

The Habsburg Empire's grand strategy for outmaneuvering and outlasting stronger rivals in a complicated geopolitical world The Empire of Habsburg Austria faced more enemies than any other European great power. Flanked on four sides by rivals, it possessed few of the advantages that explain successful empires. Yet somehow Austria endured, outlasting Ottoman sieges, Frederick the Great, and Napoleon. A. Wess Mitchell tells the story of how this cash-strapped, polyglot empire survived for centuries in Europe's most dangerous neighborhood without succumbing to the pressures of multisided warfare. He shows how the Habsburgs played the long game in geopolitics, corralling friend and foe alike into voluntarily managing the empire's lengthy frontiers and extending a benign hegemony across the turbulent lands of middle Europe. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire offers lessons on how to navigate a messy geopolitical map, stand firm without the advantage of military predominance, and prevail against multiple rivals.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273 1700

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273 1700
Author: Jean Berenger,C.A. Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 131789569X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273 1700 Book Excerpt:

The first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. This important volume (which is self-contained) meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern periods. It is primarily concerned with the Habsburg territories in central and northern Europe, but the history of the Spanish Habsburgs in Spain and the Netherlands is also covered. The book, like the Habsburgs themselves, deals with an immense range of lands and peoples: clear, balanced, and authoritative, it is a remarkable feat of synthethis and exposition.

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809 1918

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809 1918
Author: A J P Taylor
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1990-09-27
ISBN: 0141932384
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809 1918 Book Excerpt:

A history of the Habsburg monarchy from the end of the Holy Roman Empire to the monarchy's dissolution in 1918. The book offers an insight into the problems inherent in the attempt to give peace, stability and common loyalty to a hetergeneous population.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526 1918

A History of the Habsburg Empire  1526 1918
Author: Robert A. Kann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1980-11-26
ISBN: 0520042069
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526 1918 Book Excerpt:

A political, cultural, and socioeconomic history of the Habsburg empire, discussing the rise of Habsburg power, its subsequent status and action as a great power, and its dissolution.

The Habsburg Empire 1700 1918

The Habsburg Empire 1700 1918
Author: Jean Berenger,C.A. Simpson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 131789572X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire 1700 1918 Book Excerpt:

This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Bérenger's history of the Habsburgs. It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One. Bérenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and shows how their successors proved more adroit at riding the tide of nationalism in their multi-ethnic empire than is often recognised.

The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: C. A. Macartney
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN: 0571306292
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

This book is a narrative history of the Austrian Monarchy from 1790 to its break-up in 1918. Its theme is the hundred year struggle between the venerable dynastic empire which ruled Central Europe, and the new national, political and social forces in conflict with it, an with one another. The author starts with the death of Emperor Joseph 11 in 1790, the event which he takes as marking the turn of the tide in the struggle between autocracy and centralisation on the one side, and the new forces on the other; but he prefixes his narrative with a brief account of Joseph's own reign, and with a comprehensive picture of the old monarchy on the threshold of the new age. C. A. Macartney takes his subject as comprising the monarchy as a whole, every people, class and province in it. He thus brings and makes intelligible the diversity within the unity, and the unity synthesising the diversity, which give the history of the Austrian Monarchy its special and unique character. The author was long acquainted with the countries and peoples that were once part of the Habsburg Empire and it was this experience, combined with linguistic accomplishments that enabled him to draw on an exceptionally wide range of sources. The result is a work of monumental scholarship written with unique insight and understanding.

The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire 1815 1918

The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire  1815 1918
Author: Alan Sked
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 131788003X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire 1815 1918 Book Excerpt:

A new and revised edition of Alan Sked’s groundbreaking book which examines how the Habsburg Empire survived the revolutionary turmoil of 1848. ‘The Year of Revolutions', saw the whole of Europe convulsed in turmoil and revolt. Yet the Habsburg Empire survived. As state after state succumbed to the violent winds of change that were sweeping the continent. How did the Habsburg Empire survive? How was the army able hold together while the rest of the empire collapsed in civil war, and how was it able to seize the political initiative In this new edition, Alan Sked reflects on the changed understanding of the period which resulted from the first appearance of this book, and widens the discussion to look at the Habsburg Empire alongside the decline of the Russian and German Empires, arguing that it is possible to understand their decline from a broad European perspective, as opposed to the overly narrow focus of recent explanations. Alan Sked makes us look at familiar events with new eyes in this radical, vigorously written classic which is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of nineteenth-century Europe.

The Habsburg Empire in European Affairs 1814 1918

The Habsburg Empire in European Affairs  1814 1918
Author: Barbara Jelavich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Europe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire in European Affairs 1814 1918 Book Excerpt:

"The Habsburg Monarchy (or Habsburg Empire) is an unofficial appellation amongst historians for the countries and provinces which were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg (1278?1780), and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine (from 1780), between 1526 and 1804. The "Habsburg Monarchy / Habsburg Empire" term was born only posteriorly in the early 19th century, which referred to the Habsburg dominions between the 1526 - 1804 period. The Imperial capital was Vienna, except from 1583 to 1611, when it was moved to Prague. From 1804 to 1867 the Habsburgs ruled the Austrian Empire and from 1867 to 1918 Austria-Hungary."--Wikipedia.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526 1918

A History of the Habsburg Empire  1526 1918
Author: Robert A. Kann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1974
ISBN: 9780520024083
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526 1918 Book Excerpt:

An historian's account of the cultural evolution, political problems, and socioeconomic development of the multinational Habsburg Empire

The Habsburgs

The Habsburgs
Author: Benjamin Curtis
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1441150021
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburgs Book Excerpt:

A survey of the history of the Habsburgs, examining their political evolution from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: Paula S. Fichtner
Publsiher: Krieger Publishing Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

Dr. Fichtner presents a concise summary of the development and problems of the Habsburg Empire as a multiethnic state from the sixteenth century to the end of World War I. Twenty-six documents, some from local journals and periodicals of the era, illustrate the political, cultural, and economic relations of the Habsburg peoples, both with their rulers and with one another.

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1700 1918

A History of the Habsburg Empire  1700 1918
Author: Jean Bérenger
Publsiher: Longman Group United Kingdom
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Austria
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Habsburg Empire 1700 1918 Book Excerpt:

This is the first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. The second part, on the Habsburg Empire from 1700 to 1918, is now in preparation. The present volume, which is self-contained, meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern period. While it is primarily concerned with the lands and peoples of central and northern Europe who had been brought under the personal rule of the Habsburg dynasty by the end of the Middle Ages - most notably the Austrians, Germans, Czechs and Hungarians - the history of the Spanish Habsburgs in Spain and the Netherlands is also covered in sufficient detail to show the reader how the fortunes of the Austrian and Spanish branches of the family were interlinked. The family history of the Habsburgs themselves is skillfully interwoven with the processes of state formation. Much biographical detail of the dominant personalities of the dynasty emerges from the narrative; and though the treatment is primarily political, there are extended discussions of economic developments, social change, and major cultural movements. Because the Habsburg Empire was, and remained, dynastic and diverse rather than national and centralised, it covered a huge range of different peoples, cultures, constitutions and separate histories. Few historians have had the breadth of knowledge - or the courage - to attempt a single systematic survey of its development and its fortunes. Yet the Habsburgs were the great superpower of Central Europe for five centuries until our own, and, in the period covered by the present volume, much more even than that - as rulers also of Spain and the Netherlands, and with the headship of the Holy Roman Empire itself as a de facto family possession. The size of the task is thus itself an indication of the size of the gap that Professor Berenger's first volume now fills. Clear, balanced, authoritative and accessible, it is a remarkable feat of synthesis and exposition.

The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: Robert A. Kann
Publsiher: Octagon Press, Limited
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Austria
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

"The Habsburg Monarchy (or Habsburg Empire) is an unofficial appellation amongst historians for the countries and provinces which were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg (1278?1780), and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine (from 1780), between 1526 and 1804. The "Habsburg Monarchy / Habsburg Empire" term was born only posteriorly in the early 19th century, which referred to the Habsburg dominions between the 1526 - 1804 period. The Imperial capital was Vienna, except from 1583 to 1611, when it was moved to Prague. From 1804 to 1867 the Habsburgs ruled the Austrian Empire and from 1867 to 1918 Austria-Hungary."--Wikipedia.

The Economic Rise of the Habsburg Empire 1750 1914

The Economic Rise of the Habsburg Empire  1750 1914
Author: David F. Good
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780520050945
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Habsburg Empire 1804 1918

The Habsburg Empire  1804 1918
Author: Hans Kohn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Austria
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Survival of the Habsburg Empire

The Survival of the Habsburg Empire
Author: Alan Sked
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival of the Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

The Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Captivating History
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN: 9781637162217
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Habsburg Empire Book Excerpt:

Discover the captivating history of Europe's second-oldest dynasty-the Habsburgs! The Habsburg family ruled central Europe since the early medieval times to World War I, but they still exist as one of the most prestigious Austrian families. Although the family once ruled the largest territory in Europe, it has been reduced to a wealthy family who has all but forgotten their past. But to keep themselves in such high positions, the Habsburgs had to develop unique strategies to fight their political enemies. They wanted to rule the world and saw themselves as the only dynasty worthy of such divine right. To keep the family pure, they often married within their family, which resulted in a very weak genetic pool and many mental and physical problems. In this book, you will discover what the Habsburg jaw is, how one family envisioned the European Union, and how conservatism can ruin an empire. The story of the Habsburg family transcends the ages, and each member who once ruled was a unique persona, deserving of our attention. The dynasty ruled the Holy Roman Empire for the longest, and even when they lost it, they were capable of founding their own: the Austrian Empire. However, like any other family, they had problems of their own, which led to intrigues, arguments, and splits. Learn how the Habsburg family divided and how they ruled Spain as well as central Europe until King Charles the Cursed died, leaving no heir. And finally, this book will show you the truth behind the murder of Franz Ferdinand and the start of World War I, making you wonder if the Habsburg Empire ever had to end. What would the future of Europe be like if the nations were still united under one ruler? And is it possible for so many nations to share the same government, culture, and history? Follow the Habsburgs through the centuries of their existence and discover: Who were the Habsburgs, and where did they come from? Personal traits of various Habsburg rulers The family feuds and religious and national splits The cultural influence of the Habsburgs on Europe The governmental innovations of different Habsburg rulers The enlightened rulers of central Europe Maria Theresa, one of the strongest Habsburg rulers How did the end of the Holy Roman Empire come about? How did a Bosnian-Serb bring about the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire? Where are the Habsburgs today? And much more! Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to learn more about the history of the Habsburg Empire!

The Habsburg Empire in World War I

The Habsburg Empire in World War I
Author: Robert A.. Kann,Robert A. Kann,Béla K. Király,B. K. Kiraly,Paula S. Fichtner
Publsiher: East European Monographs
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Austria
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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