The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty
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.
Co mówią ludzie - Napisz recenzję
Nie znaleziono żadnych recenzji w standardowych lokalizacjach.
CHAPTER TWO Austrias destiny 14401519
CHAPTER THREE The greatest generation 151664
CHAPTER FOUR The European superpower 15561621
CHAPTER FIVE Division in faith and family 15641619
CHAPTER SIX Endless war 161965
CHAPTER SEVEN Rise and fall 16571705
CHAPTER EIGHT Opulent stagnation 170540
Inne wydania - Wyświetl wszystko
administrative advisors Albrecht alliance army Austria-Hungary Austrian branch Austrian Habsburgs Austrian lands authority battle Bavaria became Bohemia brother bureaucracy Carlos Castile Catholic Catholicism central century Charles Charles’s Church Cisleithania claims conflict Counter-Reformation court crown cultural Czechs Danubian domains daughter decades defeated Dutch dynasty dynasty’s economic elites emperor Empire estates Europe European family’s Felipe Felipe II Felipe’s Ferdinand Ferdinand II forces France Franz Joseph French Friedrich Habsburg monarchy Habsburg rule helped Holy Roman Holy Roman Empire Hungarian Hungary idea II’s imperial inheritance institutions interests Italy IV’s Karl Karl’s king legitimacy legitimation Leopold loyalty major Maria Theresia marriage married Matthias Maximilian Metternich military ministers monarchy’s Netherlands never nobility nobles nonetheless Olivares Ottomans patrimony peace political Prague Privilegium maius problems Protestant realms reforms reign religious resistance revolt royal Rudolf ruler Russia sovereign Spain Spanish Habsburgs Styria succession taxes territories Transylvania treaty troops Turkish Turks Tyrol victory Vienna