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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


Venice and Venetia under the Habsburgs: 1815-1835

David Laven

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205746
eISBN:
9780191717147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205746.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This work deals principally with the fate of Venice and Venetia during the first twenty years of the so-called second Austrian domination. It begins by providing background to the period, by ... More


The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Christopher Storrs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

For too long the history of seventeenth-century Spain has been dismissed as a story of imperial decline after the achievement of the sixteenth century. Resilience of the Spanish monarchy presents a ... More


Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

Robert L. Kendrick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297579
eISBN:
9780520969872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297579.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This study of some sixty-odd Italian-language music-theater pieces for Holy Week in seventeenth-century Vienna addresses the issues of Habsburg dynastic piety, memory and commemoration, Passion ... More


The Protection of Trade

Oscar Gelderblom

in Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142883
eISBN:
9781400848591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142883.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the protective measures implemented by merchants and rulers in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam to deal with violent threats such as theft, robbery, or even outright warfare. It ... More


Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Graeme Murdock

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208594
eISBN:
9780191678080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This is the first book to examine one of Europe's largest Protestant communities in Hungary and Transylvania. It highlights the place of the Hungarian Reformed church in the international Calvinist ... More


Conclusion: The Power of Culture

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

The contrasting fates of the Bourbons and Habsburgs, are revealed by the contrasting episodes of October 1789. These are instructive about the culture of power and the power of culture in the late ... More


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


A Militant and Expectant Faith

Graeme Murdock

in Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208594
eISBN:
9780191678080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the relationship between Transylvania's princes and Reformed clergy as well as the role of the church in shaping Transylvania's relations with the rest of Protestant Europe. It ... More


At the Sign of St Anne: Printing the Secret History

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents the hitherto untold history of the making of George Eglisham's book The Forerunner of Revenge. It follows Eglisham from London to Brussels, from the fringes of the English court ... More


Empire of the Danube: The Geography of Habsburg Power

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/9780691196442.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the Habsburg Monarchy’s physical environment, how it influenced Habsburg perceptions of space, and the vulnerabilities and advantages that it created in competition with other ... 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


Epilogue: Habsburg Lessons

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/9780691196442.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This epilogue argues that many of the problems that the Habsburgs faced are present today. Geopolitics remains as a persistent and reintensifying force in which Great Powers seek to survive in ... More


Political Thought in the Age of Monarchy

Peter M. R. Stirk

in Twentieth-Century German Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622900
eISBN:
9780748652730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622900.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the German-speaking lands were dominated by two states both of which presented considerable difficulties for those attempting to understand them. In the ... More


Tax Dodgers and Smugglers

Kris Lane

in Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of the Gunpowder Empires

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300161311
eISBN:
9780300164701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300161311.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes how the rising Asian demand for Colombian emeralds coincided with the decline of the Spanish Habsburgs. The rebellion of Portugal in 1640 and final capitulation in the ... More


Royal Ancestor Construction and Veneration in the House of Habsburg

Estella Weiss-Krejci

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Focused on medieval-period Austria, this chapter explores how the Central European House of Habsburg deployed ancestors as part of a political strategy to link the dynasty and its members with the ... More


Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Tijana Krstić

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773171
eISBN:
9780804777858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773171.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, when the Ottoman Empire was at the height of ... 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


A Pernicious Commerce

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the efforts of New Spain’s last Habsburg viceroys to eliminate the Baratillo in the late 1680s and 1690s, focusing on the 1692 riot that ravaged the Plaza Mayor. Following the ... More


Conquerors, Governors, and Chroniclers: The Persona of the “Captain”

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the efforts by Elizabethan colonizers like Sir Walter Ralegh to define their persona as captain as entailing a calling of considerable providential significance. Drawing on the ... More


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