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The Resource A history of the Habsburg empire, Jean Bérenger ; translated by C.A. Simpson

A history of the Habsburg empire, Jean Bérenger ; translated by C.A. Simpson

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A history of the Habsburg empire
Title
A history of the Habsburg empire
Statement of responsibility
Jean Bérenger ; translated by C.A. Simpson
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This is the first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. The second part, on the Habsburg Empire from 1700 to 1918, is now in preparation. The present volume, which is self-contained, meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern period. While it is primarily concerned with the lands and peoples of central and northern Europe who had been brought under the personal rule of the Habsburg dynasty by the end of the Middle Ages - most notably the Austrians, Germans, Czechs and Hungarians - the history of the Spanish Habsburgs in Spain and the Netherlands is also covered in sufficient detail to show the reader how the fortunes of the Austrian and Spanish branches of the family were interlinked. The family history of the Habsburgs themselves is skillfully interwoven with the processes of state formation. Much biographical detail of the dominant personalities of the dynasty emerges from the narrative; and though the treatment is primarily political, there are extended discussions of economic developments, social change, and major cultural movements. Because the Habsburg Empire was, and remained, dynastic and diverse rather than national and centralised, it covered a huge range of different peoples, cultures, constitutions and separate histories. Few historians have had the breadth of knowledge - or the courage - to attempt a single systematic survey of its development and its fortunes. Yet the Habsburgs were the great superpower of Central Europe for five centuries until our own, and, in the period covered by the present volume, much more even than that - as rulers also of Spain and the Netherlands, and with the headship of the Holy Roman Empire itself as a de facto family possession. The size of the task is thus itself an indication of the size of the gap that Professor Berenger's first volume now fills. Clear, balanced, authoritative and accessible, it is a remarkable feat of synthesis and exposition
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bérenger, Jean
Dewey number
943.6
Index
index present
LC call number
DB36.3.H3
LC item number
B4713 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Austria
Label
A history of the Habsburg empire, Jean Bérenger ; translated by C.A. Simpson
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Publication
Note
Originally published as Histoire de l'Empire des Habsbourg, 1217-1918 in 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] 1273-1700 -- [2] 1700-1918
Control code
27976990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780582090088
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
93007777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
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(WaOLN)1584017
Label
A history of the Habsburg empire, Jean Bérenger ; translated by C.A. Simpson
Publication
Note
Originally published as Histoire de l'Empire des Habsbourg, 1217-1918 in 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] 1273-1700 -- [2] 1700-1918
Control code
27976990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780582090088
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
93007777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1584017

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