Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs

Author: R. J. W. Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199281442

Category: History

Page: 337

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These essays, by the leading historian of the Austro-Hungarian empire, explore the political and religious history of the Habsburg lands. They also describe key aspects of the evolution towards modern statehood and national awareness in Central Europe over more than two centuries of cultural and social transition.

Summary of Martyn Rady's The Habsburgs

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Habsburg family, which ruled Austria for hundreds of years, can be traced back to the late tenth century, when they lived in the region of the Upper Rhine and Alsace. #2 The abbey at Muri, which was founded by Radbot, was later handed down to his son Werner, who brought disciplined monks from the Black Forest to set an example. But Werner’s reverent act backfired, as the monastic reform movement was opposed to the idea of having laymen treat monasteries as their own property. #3 The first Habsburgs were robber barons who in one modern description rode across the countryside, murdering and looting. However, they built castles as symbols of their increasing power. #4 The Habsburgs were a family that originally came from Habsburg, Austria. They began to accumulate properties elsewhere, and the name of Habsburg slid down the list. It was only revived in the eighteenth century, when it was fashionable to recall ancestral origins.

Hitler and the Habsburgs

Author: James Longo

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635764750

Category: History

Page: 330

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“A detailed and moving picture of how the Habsburgs suffered under the Nazi regime…scrupulously sourced, well-written, and accessible.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) It was during five youthful years in Vienna that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The royal orphans of Archduke Franz Ferdinand—offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire—came to personify to Adolf Hitler, and others, all that was wrong about modernity, the twentieth century, and the Habsburgs’ multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire. They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler. As he rose to power Hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology. When Germany seized Austria in 1938, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, deported to Germany, and sent to Dachau. Within hours they went from palace to prison. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter, Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler. Their tenacity and personal courage in the face of betrayal, treachery, torture, and starvation sustained the family during the war and in the traumatic years that followed. Through a decade of research and interviews with the descendants of the Habsburgs, scholar James Longo explores the roots of Hitler's determination to destroy the family of the dead Archduke—and uncovers the family members' courageous fight against the Führer.

Twilight of the Habsburgs

Author: Alan Palmer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571305857

Category: History

Page: 416

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Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Jerusalem, King of Bohemia, King of Dalmatia, King of Transylvania, King of Croatia and Slovenia, King of Galicia and Illyria, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Cracow, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Salzburg, Duke of Bukovina, Duke of Modena, Parma, and Piacenza and so on, another thirty or so titles could be added. Was ever a monarch so festooned as Emperor Francis Joseph? He ruled from the Year of the Revolutions, 1848 until his death in 1916. His empire was the most multi-national state ever. An ethnic map of 1910 shows there to be Germans, Magyars, Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Ruthenes, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Italians, Jews, Muslims, Ladins (in the Tyrol) and Roumanians. What is more, even together the Germans and the Magyars constituted a minority. And yet, as Alan Palmer observes no other European monarch 'exercised full sovereignty for so long.' Unlike Queen Victoria he ruled rather than merely reigned. That alone suggests he was something more than the humourless bureaucrat he is commonly thought to have been, and Alan Palmer is successful in providing a more rounded and sympathetic portrait of him both as head of an empire and head of a family. His personal life was punctuated with tragedy: his brother, Maximilian was executed y Mexican republicans; his only son, Rudolf shot himself and his mistress at Mayerling; his wife, Empress Elizabeth, was stabbed to death in Geneva, and his nephew and heir, Francis-Ferdinand was assassinated at Sarajevo. This was the first biography of Francis Joseph by an English writer and was acclaimed when originally published in 1994. 'With great skill Mr Palmer blends in the Emperor's private life with the story of the Empire. . . This is an important book; also an entrancing one.' Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph 'A compelling read' Lawrence James, Evening Standard

The Royal Chapel in the Time of the Habsburgs

Author: Juan José Carreras Lopez,Juan José Carreras López,Juan José Carreras,Bernardo José García García,Tess Knighton

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831396

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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Focusing on the royal chapel established by Philip II in Madrid, the essays in this richly illustrated volume offer a series of different perspectives on the development of the main court chapels of Europe.

Portuguese Trade in Asia Under the Habsburgs, 1580–1640

Author: James C. Boyajian

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801887543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This fascinating history reassesses the consequences of Portugal's flourishing private trade with Asia, including increased tensions between the growing urban merchant class and the still-dominant landed aristocracy. James C. Boyajian shows how Portuguese-Asian commerce formed part of a global trading network that linked not only Europe and Asia but also—for the first time—Asia, West Africa, Brazil, and Spanish America. He also argues that, contrary to previous scholarly opinion, nearly half of the Portuguese-Asian trade was controlled by New Christians—descendants of Iberian Jews forcibly converted to Christianity in the 1490s.

The Kingdom of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century

Author: Géza Pálffy

Publisher: East European Monographs


Category: History

Page: 442

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Géza Pálffy traces the complex relations between Hungary and the Habsburgs, including the integration of the country into a conglomerate central European state ruled from Vienna and Prague. Focusing on institutions and symbols of sovereignty, Pálffy demonstrates how Hungary was integrated into a larger monarchy yet at the same time preserved its independence and the power and influence of its upper estates. Her argument challenges the traditional view that early-modern Hungary resisted and rebelled against the Hapsburgs.

The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815

Author: Charles W. Ingrao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268699

Category: History

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This is a revised and updated edition of a highly acclaimed history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy. Charles W. Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities: geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 it had laid the groundwork for a single polity capable of transcending its uniquely diverse cultural and historic heritage. Charles W. Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during the period, and presents this complex story in a manner that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists. This edition includes a revised text and bibliographies, new genealogical tables, and an epilogue which looks forward to the impact of the Habsburg monarchy on twentieth-century events.

The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Martyn Rady

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192511351

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the Spanish connection, they acquired lands around the Mediterranean and a chunk of the New World, spreading eastwards to include the Philippines. Reaching from South-East Asia to what is now Ukraine, the Habsburg Empire was truly global. In this Very Short Introduction Martin Rady looks at the history of the Habsburgs, from their tenth-century origins in Switzerland, to the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire in 1918. He introduces the pantheon of Habsburg rulers, which included adventurers, lunatics, and at least one monarch who was so malformed that his true portrait could never be exhibited. He also discusses the lands and kingdoms that made up the Habsburg Empire, and the decisive moments that shaped their history. Dynasty, Europe, global power, and the idea of the multi-national state all converge on the history of the Habsburg Empire. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.