Austria, Hungary, And The Habsburgs: Central Europe C.1683-1867

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byR.j.w. Evans

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This book addresses a number of interrelated themes over two hundred years and more in the political, religious, cultural, and social history of a broad but often neglected swathe of the European continent. It seeks - against the grain of conventional presentations - to apprehend the era fromthe later seventeenth to the later nineteenth century as a whole, and to demonstrate continuities, as well as casting light on key aspects of the evolution towards modern statehood and national awareness in Central Europe, and the crises of ancien-regime structures there in the face of newchallenges at home and abroad.Each of the essays - some previously published, and others available for the first time in English - is intended to be free-standing and accessible on its own; but they are also designed to fit together and demonstrate linkages and common ground. Much attention is devoted to the Austrian or Habsburglands, especially the interplay of the main territories which comprised them. A central issue here is the evolution of the kingdom of Hungary, from its full acquisition by the Habsburgs at the beginning of the period to the emergence of the dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the end. But the chaptersalso range more broadly, both territorially and chronologically.Though much of the scholarship underpinning this masterly exploration may be unfamiliar to many readers, this is a an elegantly written and stimulating collection, which reflects the exploratory and individual character of the essay as a genre.

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This book addresses a number of interrelated themes over two hundred years and more in the political, religious, cultural, and social history of a broad but often neglected swathe of the European continent. It seeks - against the grain of conventional presentations - to apprehend the era fromthe later seventeenth to the later nineteent...

R.J.W. Evans is Regius Professor of History and Fellow at Oriel College in Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.85 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199541620

ISBN - 13:9780199541621

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Chronology1. The Habsburgs and Central Europe 1683-1723I: Absolutist Enlightenment2. Maria Theresa and Hungary3. The Origins of Enlightenment in the Habsburg Lands4. Culture and Authority in Central Europe 1683-18065. The Habsburg Monarchy and Bohemia 1526-1848II: The Rise of Nations6. Nationality in East-Central Europe: Perception and Definition before 18487. Frontiers and National Identites in Central Europe8. Joseph II and Nationality in the Habsburg Lands9. Religion and Nation in Hungary 1790-1849III: Regions and their Interplay10. The Habsburgs and the Hungarian Problem 1790-184811. Empire and Kingdoms: Hungary and Bohemia in the Habsburg Monarchy 1741-187112. The Transylvanian Saxons: A German Diaspora13. Hungary and the German Lands in the Nineteenth CenturyIV: The Revolution and Beyond14. Hungary in the Habsburg Monarchy 1840-1867: A Study of Perceptions15. From Confederation to Compromise: The Austrian Experiment 1849-186716. Central Europe: The History of an IdeaBibliographyIndex

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`Review from previous edition 'Interlinked essays of enormous learning and suggestiveness...all are meticulously reintroduced, reannotated and cross referenced...Few self-proclaimed 'intellectual' historians can boast as sure a grasp as Evans of the politico-military-economic structuresenabling cultural activities.' -'Alex Drace-Francis, Central Europe