By R. J. W. Evans
Each of the essays - a few of which in particular 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 reveal an total coherence. a lot cognizance is dedicated to the Austrian or Habsburg lands, specifically the interaction of the most territories which comprised them. A valuable factor this is the evoltuion of the dominion of Hungary, from its complete acquisition through the Habsburgs first and foremost 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 might be unusual to many readers, it is a an elegantly written and stimulating assortment, which displays the exploratory and person personality of the essay as a genre.
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