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Published: 11 January 2018

480 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198809395

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The Sinews of Habsburg Power

Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820

William D. Godsey

  • Overcomes traditional dividing lines in Habsburg history to offer fresh insight into the relationship between government and society over time
  • Based on extensive original archival research, especially in previously neglected, provincial collections
  • Systematically introduces analytical concepts such as 'composite monarchy' and 'fiscal-military state' into Habsburg history
  • Casts new light on Habsburg success and failure on the international stage