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The City and the Crown : Vienna and the Imperial Court - J.P. Spielman

The City and the Crown

Vienna and the Imperial Court

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1993
ISBN: 9781557530219
Number Of Pages: 280

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Spielman presents the role of the Habsburg court in the rise of Vienna the early modem period. His study clearly shows the extraordinarily complex web of interrelationships and interdependencies between the court, its servants, and the city as each strove to protect its privileges. The author's innovative approach consists in identifying the specific role that the court quartering system played in the expansion of the government's involvement in the development of the city. in so doing, Spielman ties in the two approaches traditionally used in histories of early modem Germany and Austria: the growth of the modem bureaucracy and the development of the Baroque.

Map: Vienna, inner city, ca. 1683
Map: Vienna and environs, 1738
Introductionp. 1
The Historic Settingp. 5
The Shape of the Cityp. 27
The Court and Its Servantsp. 53
The Court Quartering Systemp. 75
Reshaping the Cityp. 101
The Expulsion of the Jewsp. 123
Plague and Siegep. 137
Building Anewp. 157
Expanding the Cityp. 171
Making a Baroque Capitalp. 185
"Vienna Gloriosa"p. 205
Appendixp. 217
Notesp. 219
Works Citedp. 241
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781557530219
ISBN-10: 1557530211
Series: Central European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 31st March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64

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