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“Si Vis Pacem”: Habsburg War and Strategy

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/9780691196442.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the outworkings of geography and administrative complexity on Habsburg conceptions of military force and political power more broadly. The Habsburg Monarchy’s physical and ... More


Creating and Displaying Patriotism: Military Culture and Dynastic Self-Representation in Habsburg Austria

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter outlines the development of the military in the Habsburg Monarchy and assesses its impact on dynastic self-representation. By considering the use of public space in the propagation of ... More


Popularizing Patriotism: The Organization of Military Veterans

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

After outlining the development of military conscription in the Habsburg army and provision for military invalids, this chapter focuses on the core subject of this book, namely military veterans’ ... More


Embodying Patriotism: Field Marshal Radetzky as Military Hero

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter begins the examination of how individuals and social groups participated in and shaped the military-patriotic agenda across different areas of the Austrian state. It looks at the role of ... More


Introduction: Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Defining ‘military culture’ not as the organizational culture pertaining to the army as an institution, but as a way of understanding the historical importance of the military in Austrian society and ... More


When May We Kill Our Brethren? Jews at War

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Jewish wartime sensibilities. As Jews began to serve in substantial numbers in the armies of Europe and North America, their patriotic inclinations clashed with their ... More


For Emperor and Fatherland: Military Veterans in Trieste and the Littoral

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter complements the previous chapter by looking at other regions of the Habsburg Monarchy with a significant Italian-speaking presence. It concentrates on the activities of military veterans ... More


Conclusion: Military Culture and the Limits of Patriotic Mobilization

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter reflects on the role of military culture in imperial Austria and considers continuities between the militarizing drive evident before 1914 and government policies during the First World ... 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


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


‘Good Soldiers’: Military Veterans in Trentino

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter takes the analysis of the veterans’ movement a step further by providing a case study of one of the Habsburg Monarchy’s Italian-speaking areas, which have been less well served by recent ... More


Patriotic Action: The Imperial and Royal Austrian Soldiers Corps

Laurence Cole

in Military Culture and Popular Patriotism in Late Imperial Austria

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672042
eISBN:
9780191757693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672042.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

After 1900, the Austrian state sought to build a unified, official organization for veterans in imperial Austria. This chapter shows how the Imperial and Royal Austrian Military Soldiers Corps was ... 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


Austria Resurgent: Theresian Military Reforms

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/9780300178586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the reform of Maria Theresa's armies. The reforms they underwent in the run-up to the Seven Years War improved their morale and effectiveness dramatically. The remainder of the ... 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


The Army and the July Crisis

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/9780300178586.003.0021
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the role of the Habsburg army in the July crisis. It argues that the entire diplomatic process cannot be understood without reference to the army and the Austro-Hungarian ... 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 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


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


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