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The Habsburg empire : a new history

By: Judson, Pieter M.

0674986768 / 9780674986763
Paperback
943.03
26/10/2018
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24 cm xiii, 567 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2016.

A EuropeNow Editor's PickA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year"Pieter M.

Judson's book informs and stimulates. If his account of Habsburg achievements, especially in the 18th century, is rather starry-eyed, it is a welcome corrective to the black legend usually presented.

Lucid, elegant, full of surprising and illuminating details, it can be warmly recommended to anyone with an interest in modern European history."-Tim Blanning, Wall Street Journal"This is an engaging reappraisal of the empire whose legacy, a century after its collapse in 1918, still resonates across the nation-states that replaced it in central Europe.

Judson rejects conventional depictions of the Habsburg empire as a hopelessly dysfunctional assemblage of squabbling nationalities and stresses its achievements in law, administration, science and the arts."-Tony Barber, Financial Times"Spectacularly revisionist...

Judson argues that...the empire was a force for progress and modernity...

This is a bold and refreshing book... Judson does much to destroy the picture of an ossified regime and state."-A.

W. Purdue, Times Higher Education"Judson's reflections on nations, states and institutions are of broader interest, not least in the current debate on the future of the European Union after Brexit."-Annabelle Chapman, Prospect

BIC:

1QDU Austro-Hungarian Empire, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, HBJD European history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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