Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe by R. J. W. Evans PDF

By R. J. W. Evans

ISBN-10: 0199281440

ISBN-13: 9780199281442

ISBN-10: 0199541620

ISBN-13: 9780199541621

This publication tackle a few interrelated subject matters over 2 hundred years and extra within the political, non secular, cultural, and social background of a large yet frequently ignored swathe of the eu continent. It seeks - opposed to the grain of traditional displays - to recognize the period from the later 17th to the later 19th century as an entire, and to illustrate continuities, in addition to casting mild on key facets of the evolution in the direction of glossy statehood and nationwide understanding in important Europe, and the crises of ancien-regime strucutres there within the face of recent demanding situations at domestic and abroad.

Each of the essays - a few of which especially written for this quantity, and others to be had for the 1st time in English - is meant to be free-standing and obtainable by itself; yet also they are designed to slot jointly and show an total coherence. a lot recognition is dedicated to the Austrian or Habsburg lands, specifically the interaction of the most territories which comprised them. A crucial factor this is the evoltuion of the dominion of Hungary, from its complete acquisition through the Habsburgs at first of the interval to the emergence of the twin Austro-Hungarian Monarchy on the finish. however the chapters additionally diversity extra boradly, either territorially and chronologically.

Though a lot of the scholarship underpinning this masterly exploration should be strange to many readers, this can be a an elegantly written and stimulating assortment, which displays the exploratory and person personality of the essay as a genre.

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