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Title The Habsburg Empire : a very short introduction / Martyn Rady.
Author Rady, Martyn C., author.
Publication Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition First edition.
Description 129 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 18 cm.
Call # 943.604 R
Series Very short introductions ; 515
Very short introductions ; 515.
Summary The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and a chunk of the New World, spreading eastwards to include the Philippines. Reaching from South-East Asia to what is now Ukraine, the Habsburg Empire was truly global. In this Very Short Introduction Martin Rady looks at the history of the Habsburgs, from their tenth-century origins in Switzerland, to the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in 1918. He introduces the pantheon of Habsburg rulers, which included adventurers, lunatics, and at least one monarch who was so malformed that his true portrait could never be exhibited. He also discusses the lands and kingdoms that made up the Habsburg Empire, and the decisive moments that shaped their history. Dynasty, Europe, global power, and the idea of the multi-national state all converge on the history of the Habsburg Empire. Martin Rady shows how.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples -- The imperial vision: 11th to 16th century -- 'As if the king of each': 16th and 17th centuries -- In the service of the faith: 17th and 18th centuries -- Enlightenment and reaction: 18th and 19th centuries -- The era of Franz Joseph: 19th century -- World war and dissolution: 20th century.
Subject Habsburg, House of.
Habsburg, House of. (OCoLC)fst00214002
Austria -- History -- 1789-1900.
Austria. (OCoLC)fst01204901
1789-1900
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0198792964 paperback
9780198792963 paperback

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