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By R. J. W. Evans

ISBN-10: 0199281440

ISBN-13: 9780199281442

ISBN-10: 0199541620

ISBN-13: 9780199541621

This ebook handle a couple of interrelated topics over 2 hundred years and extra within the political, non secular, cultural, and social heritage of a huge yet usually overlooked swathe of the eu continent. It seeks - opposed to the grain of traditional shows - to understand the period from the later 17th to the later 19th century as a complete, and to illustrate continuities, in addition to casting mild on key points of the evolution in the direction of sleek statehood and nationwide knowledge in primary 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 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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