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Author Okey, Robin.
Title The Habsburg monarchy : from enlightenment to eclipse / Robin Okey
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 2  943.6 O    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 456 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 416-439) and index.
Contents Dynastic empire, c. 1765-1867. Foundations ; Joseph II and his legacy ; Metternich's Austria: pyrrhic victory abroad, social question at home ; Liberalism and nationalism ; 1848-49 ; Eventful transition, 1849-67 -- Constitutional monarchy, 1867-1918. Liberalism ; Economics, 1867-1914 ; Society and social movements ; Nationalism ; Hungary ; Austria-Hungary in the early twentieth century ; To world war and collapse.
Summary Robin Okey's book shows how the Habsburg peoples experienced the same social, economic, and political processes as most other Europeans, in ways that cast interesting light on these processes from both the European and the Habsburg angle. Opposing views that the national problem was therefore subordinate to underlying socio-economic backwardness, Okey argues for the inextricable entanglement of the two themes, as nationalism emerged from a process of social mobilization which threatened the position of dominant Austro-Germans and Magyars.
Subject Habsburg, House of.
Austria -- History -- 1740-1789.
Austria -- History -- 1789-1900.
Austria -- History -- 1867-1918.
Nationalism -- Austria.
Austria -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 0312233752
0333396537 (London)