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The Habsburg Puzzle

A. Wess Mitchell

in The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196442
eISBN:
9781400889969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196442.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter provides a background of the Austrian Habsburgs. Amassed over several centuries by marriage, war, diplomacy, and luck, the eastern realm of the Austrian Habsburgs was an ... More


Damnosa Hereditas: Habsburg People and State

A. Wess Mitchell

in The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196442
eISBN:
9781400889969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196442.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the constitutional makeup of the Habsburg state and the limitations it placed on the mobilization of resources. In contrast to its physical geography, the political geography of ... More


Austria, the Habsburgs, and Historical Writing in Central Europe

Howard Louthan

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on historical writing in the lands of the Austrian Habsburgs from 1400–1800. Before the advent of print, Austrian historical writing was local in nature, comprised primarily of ... More


Context

Giuseppe Pelli

in Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists-Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209883
eISBN:
9780691211374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209883.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the first stage of reform and the direct rule of the Austrian Habsburgs, from the early eighteenth century, in Lombardy. It highlights the powerful axis with an agenda of ... More


The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

A. Wess Mitchell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196442
eISBN:
9781400889969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196442.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Empire of Habsburg Austria faced more enemies than any other European great power. Flanked on four sides by rivals, it possessed few of the advantages that explain successful empires. Yet somehow ... More


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