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Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism 1753-1780 - Franz A. J. Szabo

Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism 1753-1780


Published: 30th May 1994
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This is the first major archivally-based study of the political career of Wenzel Anton Kaunitz, State Chancellor of the Habsburg Monarchy from 1753 to 1792. Author of the diplomatic revolution of 1756 and a brilliant foreign minister of the Austrian Empire, Kaunitz was virtually the third head of state under Maria Theresia and Joseph II. He emerges from this study as the key figure in the development of enlightened absolutism in the Habsburg monarchy and the guiding spirit behind the modernization of the state.

' ... one of the best descriptions ever written of enlightened absolutism in operation.' Derek Beales, History Today

Chancellor of State
The structure of government
The financial crises of the monarchy
The transformation of society
Church and state
The military albatross
The problem of Hungary
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ISBN: 9780521466905
ISBN-10: 0521466903
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.42  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.59