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The Habsburg Empire


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1: Dynasties and empires; titles and peoples 2: The imperial vision: eleventh to sixteenth centuries 3: 'As if the king of each': sixteenth to seventeenth centuries 4: In the service of the faith: seventeenth to eighteenth centuries 5: Enlightenment and reaction: eighteenth to nineteenth centuries 6: The era of Franz Joseph: nineteenth Century 7: World war and dissolution: twentieth century References Further Reading Index

About the Author

Martyn Rady is Masaryk Professor of Central European History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, where he has taught for 25 years. He is also General Editor of The Slavonic and East European Review, and has an Honorary PhD from the Karoli University in Budapest. His books include Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts and the Tripartitum, (OUP, 2015), and Nobility, Land and Service in Medieval Hungary, (Palgrave, 2001).


A master of compression and lively anecdote, Rady combines his sprightly account of Europe's most enduring and important ruling house with an illuminating commentary on the changing nature and efficacy of dynastic governance. * R.J.W. Evans, Regius Professor of History Emeritus, Oxford University *

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