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From Marengo to Austerlitz: The Second and Third Coalition Wars

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the ongoing conflict between France and Austria. Despite the Austrian army's mixed record against Napoleon, her forces were England's only reliable ally. The Austrian army was ... More


For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Richard Bassett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book presents an account of the Habsburg army. The text shows how the Imperial Austrian Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe, the balance of international power, ... More


Mater Castrorum

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the victory of Maria Theresa's armies against Prussia. Six years of war cost Austria nearly half a million men, but Prussian casualties were much higher. With two French armies ... More


The Army and the French Revolution

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The army that Joseph II bequeathed to his successor was not as capable as the one he had inherited from his mother. His ceaseless meddling and obsession with state control had demoralized the army as ... More


Barricades in Belgium, 1787–1830

Mark Traugott

in The Insurgent Barricade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266322
eISBN:
9780520947733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266322.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the important contributions of the Belgian people, who hold the honor of having been the first to build barricades outside their country of origin. It notes that the Belgian's ... More


Shattering the Myth: Aspern and Essling

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter starts by discussing the reform of the Austrian army. The keystone of this reform was the elevation of the Archduke Charles. Putting aside the petty intrigues and jealousies of the ... More


Austria-Hungary’s Last War: 1914

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0022
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses Austria-Hungary's entry into the Great War. The army was unprepared for a major conflict. Her troops had not fired a shot in anger for more than a generation. The lessons her ... More


From Magenta and Solferino to the Düppel and Oeversee

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers the state of the Habsburg army in the late 1850s. The Austrian army survived the trauma of 1848–49 thanks to the efforts of Radetzky, Jellači ć, and Windischgrätz. The terrible ... More


Clash of Titans: Wagram

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Aspern and Essling had given Napoleon a great shock. An army he had come to underestimate had proven capable of inflicting a substantial defeat on the Grande Armée. The Archduke Charles had tried out ... More


Victories in the South: Custozza and Lissa 1866

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the Habsburg forces' successful campaigns in Italy. Less than two weeks before Königgrätz, Vittorio Emanuele had declared war on Austria in accordance with his alliance with ... More


The Evidenzbüro and Colonel Redl.: The k. (u.) k. Army on the Eve of Catastrophe

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0019
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the increased military intelligence activities spurred by the rivalry between Russia and Austria-Hungary over the Balkans. What had been the preserve of a few staff officers of ... More


From Znaim to Leipzig

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes events following the Austrian army's defeat at Wagram. For the Austrian army, the defeat had been anything but traumatic. In many instances they had fought even better than ... More


Biedermeier, Vormärz and Radetzky

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes events following the defeat of Napoleon. For the army the long peace of the 1830s meant that uniforms became reflective of prestige. In common with the British army at this ... More


Introduction

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0027
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, to explore whether the Habsburg' army's reputation for inefficiency, incompetence, general unreliability, and even cruelty, is at all justified. ... More


The Army and the Josephinian Enlightenment

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the reforms implemented by Maria Theresa's son Joseph. The great victories of the Seven Years War not only thwarted a coalition of attempts to annihilate Austria as a great ... More


For God and Emperor: The Relief of Vienna

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the Siege of Vienna, which remains one of the great set pieces of Austrian and indeed European history. From a tactical viewpoint its significance lies entirely in the ... More


Jewish War Cemeteries in Western Galicia

Adam Bartosz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is an overview of the Jewish war graves in western Galicia. Jewish soldiers were part of the multinational Austrian army. They fought on all fronts of the First World War and were killed ... More


The Kaiser’s Cuirassiers: A Dynasty Saved

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the Habsburg army, also known as the “Kaiserliche Armee” (Emperor's army)—a title that was fashioned in the extraordinary crisis of June 1619. Before that ... More


Vienna

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jonas Stenberg was born on May 29, 1894, in Vienna, then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire. His father, Moses Sternberg, came from a family of woodworkers but had been inducted into the ... More


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