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The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550-1700 : An Interpretation - R. J. W. Evans

The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550-1700

An Interpretation

Paperback Published: 16th February 1984
ISBN: 9780198730859
Number Of Pages: 556

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This book examines and accounts for the emergence of a powerful Habsburg state in central Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Charting the transformation of the Habsburg lands from a casual juxtaposition of territories into a major and reasonably stable commonwealth, Evans examines the social and economic changes brought about by the Counter-Reformation, the interaction between regions and central government, and the intellectual evolution from the Renaissance to the Baroque.

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"The Habsburg monarchy dominated European history for nearly half a millennium. Until the publication...of this excellent book no one had really explained why....Evans' book, which won the Wolfson Literary Award for History in 1980, grapples expertly with the numerous problems which inhibited many an earlier scholar."--Times Literary Supplement

"[A]s a compendium and reference book for the intellectual history of this period the volume...with its excellent bibliography and good appendices, can be regarded as a standard work."--Austrian History Yearbook

Prefacep. vii
Note on Terms and Namesp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Bibliographical Preface to Third Impressionp. xxi
Prologuep. xxxiii
the General Evolutionp. 1
the False Dawn, 1550-1600: Renaissance and Reformationp. 3
the Crisis, 1600-50: Religious and Politicalp. 41
the Crisis, 1600-50: Social and Intellectualp. 80
the Consolidation, 1650-1700: Leopold I and His Monarchyp. 117
the Centre and the Regionsp. 155
Austria: the Habsburg Heartlandp. 157
Bohemia: Limited Acceptancep. 195
Hungary: Limited Rejectionp. 235
the German Empire: Limited Hegemonyp. 275
the Intellectual Foundationsp. 309
the Anatomy of Catholic Learningp. 311
the Compromise with Educated Magicp. 346
the Attack on Popular Magicp. 381
the Universal Enterprisep. 419
Epiloguep. 447
Political and Military Chronologyp. 451
The House of Habsburg in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesp. 454
Glossary of the More Important Place-Name Variantsp. 459
Guide to Pronunciationp. 463
Select Bibliographyp. 465
Indexp. 487
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ISBN: 9780198730859
ISBN-10: 0198730853
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 556
Published: 16th February 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 15.19  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.72