The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty

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A&C Black, 18 lip 2013 - 288
The Habsburgs rank among the most celebrated ruling dynasties in history. At one point, their territories stretched not only across Europe but across the globe, into Asia, Africa and the Americas. By virtue of their long pre-eminence, the family made an indelible mark on European affairs, shaping the course of international politics and diplomacy, and knitting together the diverse peoples of Central Europe.

The story of the Habsburgs is theatrical and compelling, but it is also vital for understanding how kings ruled, nations rose, and societies changed as modern Europe came into being. In this book, Benjamin Curtis explores both the Spanish and Austrian branches of the dynasty, providing a concise, comprehensive picture of the dynasty's development. This study clearly demonstrates why the Habsburgs are considered the most consistently accomplished practitioners of European dynasticism.
 

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Introduction
1
CHAPTER ONE From not so humble beginnings c 10001439
15
CHAPTER TWO Austrias destiny 14401519
35
CHAPTER THREE The greatest generation 151664
55
CHAPTER FOUR The European superpower 15561621
83
CHAPTER FIVE Division in faith and family 15641619
105
CHAPTER SIX Endless war 161965
121
CHAPTER SEVEN Rise and fall 16571705
147
CHAPTER NINE Enlightenment and reform 174092
181
CHAPTER TEN Revolution and reaction 17921848
209
CHAPTER ELEVEN To succumb with honor 18481918
235
Conclusion
269
Notes
277
Select Bibliography
283
Index
291
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CHAPTER EIGHT Opulent stagnation 170540
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Benjamin Curtis is Assistant Professor in the Humanities at Seattle University, USA.

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