The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806

Author: Peter H. Wilson,Peter Hamish Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312223601
Category: History
Page: 97
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The Holy Roman Empire lasted for over a millennium, yet its development and institutions are still commonly dismissed as largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Recent scholarship challenges this view but until now has failed to provide a convincing interpretation of the political structure which provided the framework within which such major events as the Reformation and the Thirty Years War developed. Drawing on a wealth of specialist studies, Peter Wilson offers an alternative way of looking at the Empire, seeing it not as a failed monarchy or flawed forerunner of a later German nation-state, but on its own terms as a multi-layered structure combining monarchical, hierarchical and federal elements. Key stages in the Empire's development are explained within the context of wider European history.

The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806

Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230239784
Category: History
Page: 160
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The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, second edition: * Explains key stages in the Empire's development within the context of wider European history * Provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates * Incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues * Features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state. Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.

Die Reichskreise im Dreißigjährigen Krieg

Kriegsfinanzierung und Bündnispolitik im Heiligen Römischen Reich deutscher Nation
Author: Fabian Schulze
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110556464
Category: History
Page: 630
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Der Dreißigjährige Krieg ist als eine Epoche des Niedergangs und Zusammenbruchs jeglicher politischer Ordnung in die deutsche Geschichte eingegangen. Zumindest auf Ebene der Reichskreise des Heiligen Römischen Reichs ist diese Sichtweise zu korrigieren. Die vorliegende Arbeit weist nach, welche hohe Relevanz die Reichskreise zur Kriegsfinanzierung und für bündnispolitische Projekte diverser Mächte über den gesamten Kriegsverlauf hinweg hatten.

War, State, and Society in Liège

How a Small State of the Holy Roman Empire survived the Nine Year's War (1688-1697)
Author: Roeland Goorts
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9462701318
Category: History
Page: 418
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Small power diplomacy in seventeenth century Europe War, State and Society in Liège is a fascinating case study of the consequences of war in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and touches upon wider issues in early modern history, such as small power diplomacy in the seventeenth century and during the Nine Years’ War. For centuries, the small semi-independent Holy Roman Principality of Liège succeeded in preserving a non-belligerent role in European conflicts. During the Nine Years’ War (1688–1697), however, Liège’s leaders had to abolish the practice of neutrality. For the first time in its early modern history, the Prince-Bishopric had to raise a regular army, reconstruct ruined defence structures, and supply army contributions in both money and material. The issues under discussion in War, State and Society in Liège offer the reader insight into how Liège politically protected its powerful institutions and how the local elite tried to influence the interplay between domestic and external diplomatic relationships.

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans

From Global Imperial Power to Absolutist States
Author: Mehmet Sinan Birdal
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848856229
Category: History
Page: 211
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The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire, especially under their charismatic leaders Charles V and Suleyman I, were major empires of the early-modern period. Both exercised global power as, respectively, leaders of the universal 'res publica Christiana' and 'dar-es Islam'. However, both lost supreme power in the course of the 17th and 18th centuries and began the transformation to absolutist nation states. This account of the important transition to modern notions of statehood is vital for understanding the reform strategies of both empires in administration, taxation, conduct of foreign policy and formation of the modern state. Both empires adopted differing strategies of survival and development: Austria's 'Enlightened Despotism' and the Austro-Hungarian Empire traced their origins to the Holy Roman Empire; while the Ottoman Empire, reformed and modernised, developed into the nation state of the Republic of Turkey.

The Napoleonic Empire

Author: Geoffrey Ellis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137243376
Category: History
Page: 184
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Was Napoleon the 'heir' of the French Revolution, the great consolidator of its reforms, or did he distort and even abandon its principles? What were the aims and effects of Napoleonic rule in France and in conquered Europe more widely? This second edition of The Napoleonic Empire offers a critical reassessment of these central issues and provides a fresh synthesis of the most important research during the past forty years. Beginning with Napoleon's inheritance, Geoffrey Ellis balances the conflicting evidence for change or continuity over the years from the Revolutionary upheaval to the height of the 'Grand Empire'. The new edition: - covers the administrative, military, social and economic aspects of the subject - redefines the whole impact of Napoleonic imperialism in both the short and longer term - offers more extensive coverage of Napoleon's treatment of the annexed lands and subject states of his Empire, as well as of military conscription, desertion, and the role of the Gendarmerie in the war against brigands and military defaulters - provides an expanded discussion of the institutional legacy of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe With an up-dated and more comprehensive bibliography, this thoroughly revised text is an invaluable guide to Napoleon's Europe and is ideal for specialist and general readers alike.

Transgressing Boundaries

Author: Marija Wakounig,Markus Peter Beham
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 364390410X
Category: History
Page: 259
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Since the 1970s, the Centers for Austrian Studies, which were founded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, have played an important role for the Austrian and international scientific community. Their tasks are to promote studies on Austria and Central Europe through their host nations, as well as to give Austrian students the possibility to conduct research abroad and to get in touch with the local scientific community. This volume contains reports on the activities of these institutions in the academic year 2012/2013, as well as working papers of some their most promising PhD students. Their research presented in the book covers various aspects of Central European history in modern times, ranging from the 17th century to the present. (Series: Europa Orientalis - Vol. 14)

The Cold War 1945-91

Author: Michael L. Dockrill,Michael F. Hopkins
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137171391
Category: History
Page: 208
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Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.

Violence and War in Culture and the Media

Five Disciplinary Lenses
Author: Athina Karatzogianni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136500219
Category: History
Page: 296
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This edited volume examines theoretical and empirical issues relating to violence and war and its implications for media, culture and society. Over the last two decades there has been a proliferation of books, films and art on the subject of violence and war. However, this is the first volume that offers a varied analysis which has wider implications for several disciplines, thus providing the reader with a text that is both multi-faceted and accessible. This book introduces the current debates surrounding this topic through five particular lenses: the historical involves an examination of historical patterns of the communication of violence and war through a variety sources the cultural utilises the cultural studies perspective to engage with issues of violence, visibility and spectatorship the sociological focuses on how terrorism, violence and war are remembered and negotiated in the public sphere the political offers an exploration into the politics of assigning blame for war, the influence of psychology on media actors, and new media political communication issues in relation to the state and the media the gender-studies perspective provides an analysis of violence and war from a gender studies viewpoint. Violence and War in Culture and the Media will be of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, media and communications studies, sociology, security studies and political science.

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

Author: Simon Winder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711615
Category: History
Page: 576
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A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off—through luck, guile and sheer mulishness—any number of rivals, until finally packing up in 1918. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere—indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without the House of Hapsburg. Danubia, Simon Winder's hilarious new book, plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy, royalty, skeletons, jewels, bear-moats, unfortunate marriages and a guinea-pig village. Full of music, piracy, religion and fighting, it is the history of a strange dynasty, and the people they ruled, who spoke many different languages, lived in a vast range of landscapes, believed in rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna. Readers who discovered Simon Winder's storytelling genius and infectious curiosity in Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating tale of the Habsburgs and their world.

Der Dreißigjährige Krieg

Eine europäische Tragödie
Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806236286
Page: 1160
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"In seiner uber tausendseitigen, spannend geschriebenen Gesamtdarstellung reiSSt er den Vorhang zu einem gewaltigen Panorama des Konflikts weit auf und beleuchtet detailliert die unterschiedlichen Aspekte und Facetten des Geschehens." WDR "Als Standardwerk zum Thema ist Wilsons Buch gleichwohl unverzichtbar. DIe schiere Breite seiner Schilderungen der Kriegsereignisse und ihrer Hintergrunde hebt seine Darstellung auch uber die neuere deutsche Forschungsliteratur zum DreiSSigjahrigen Krieg weit hinaus." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "...Auf dem neuesten Forschungsstand stehende, differenzierte und inhaltsdichte Gesamtdarstellung des Krieges (...) ein breites Panorama des DreiSSigjahrigen Krieges (...) das (...) den unbestreitbaren Vorteil besitzt, eine gewaltige Materialmasse gebundelt zu haben, und das aufs Ganze gesehen eine bemerkenswerte Syntheseleistung darstellt." H-Soz-Kult "Insgesamt hat Peter Wilson ein Werk von beeindruckender Gelehrsamkeit vorgelegt. BEwusst verzichtet er darauf, den bisherigen Gesamtdeutungen des DreiSSigjahrigen Krieges eine weitere hinzuzufugen. STattdessen ist es gerade der Detail- und Facettenreichtum, die Grundlichkeit und die Ausgewogenheit der Darstellung und des Urteils, durch die dieses Werk zu uberzeugen vermag." Christoph Kampmann, Sehepunkte "Ein monumentales Geschichtswerk von beeindruckender Breite und erzahlerischer Wucht, gescheit und menschlich im Urteil. ... BEsser kann man Geschichte nicht erzahlen - einfach grandios." Dominic Sandbrook, New Statesman, "Bucher des Jahres" "... Auf absehbare Zeit das Standardwerk zum Thema." David Parrott, BBC History "Wenn irgendein britischer Historiker der Gegenwart in der Lage ware, ein solches Werk zu vollbringen, dann ist es Peter H. WIlson ... 'Der DreiSSigjahrige Krieg. EIne europaische Tragodie' ist eine mehr als reife Leistung - von jeder Seite spruhen neue Einblicke und Erkenntnisse." Nigel Aston, The Tablet "... Umfassende Darstellung des DreiSSigjahrigen Krieges ...: glanzend erzahlte Geschichtsschreibung im Breitwandformat." London Review of Books "Wilsons Auge fur Details wie fur das groSSe Ganze machen dieses Buch zu der maSSgeblichen Geschichte des DreiSSigjahrigen Krieges." Publisher's Weekly "Wilson erzahlt die dustere Geschichte dieses Krieges ohne falsches Pathos, indem er auf brillante Weise Augenzeugenberichte von Schlachten und hofischen Intrigen mit eindringlichen Analysen der langfristigen Folgen des Krieges kombiniert ... Eine bewegende Einrede gegen die Sinnlosigkeit jedes Krieges." Ed Voves, California Literary Review "Peter Wilsons monumentale Geschichte des DreiSSigjahrigen Krieges stellt eine Leistung dar, die den Leser tief beeindruckt: sowohl durch die unvergleichliche Stoffbeherrschung, mit der ihr Verfasser selbst entlegene Details beibringt, als auch durch die ausgewogene Darstellung der Hauptereignisse und -phasen des Krieges ... SEin Buch wird auf lange Zeit das Standardwerk zum DreiSSigjahrigen Krieg bleiben." Ronald G. ASch, Reviews in History "Eine wunderbar umfassende und detaillierte Darstellung" Tim Blanning, Sunday Telegraph "Meisterlich ... Eine weise, weitsichtige Darstellung, und grundlich recherchiert." Lauro Martines, Times Literary Supplement "Ein brillanter Erfolg ... [Wilson] ist nicht nur ein Gelehrter, wie er im Buche steht, sondern schreibt auch noch selbst mit leichter, herrlicher Feder und stets fairem Urteil." Paul Kennedy, Sunday Times "Eine herausragende uberblicksdarstellung dieses blutigsten aller europaischen Kriege." Paul Kennedy, Sunday Times "Eine so ambitionierte und gegluckte, auf der Hohe der Forschung geschriebene Darstellung hat schon lange gefehlt - Der DreiSSigjahrige Krieg fullt diese Lucke auf das Beste." Blair Worden, Literary Review "Ein Werk von ungeheurer historischer Gelehrsamkeit ... Ein Standardwerk wurde gesucht, und Peter Wilson hat es uns gegeben." Jeffrey Collins, Wall Street Journal

Religion and International Relations Theory

Author: Jack Snyder
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526911
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Religious concerns stand at the center of international politics, yet key paradigms in international relations, namely realism, liberalism, and constructivism, barely consider religion in their analysis of political subjects. The essays in this collection rectify this. Authored by leading scholars, they introduce models that integrate religion into the study of international politics and connect religion to a rising form of populist politics in the developing world. Contributors identify religion as pervasive and distinctive, forcing a reframing of international relations theory that reinterprets traditional paradigms. One essay draws on both realism and constructivism in the examination of religious discourse and transnational networks. Another positions secularism not as the opposite of religion but as a comparable type of worldview drawing on and competing with religious ideas. With the secular state's perceived failure to address popular needs, religion has become a banner for movements that demand a more responsive government. The contributors to this volume recognize this trend and propose structural and theoretical innovations for future advances in the discipline.

Interpretations of the Two Germanies

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Studies in European History
Category: History
Page: 114
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"In this fully revised and updated edition, Mary Fulbrook charts a path through the major topics and areas of debate, taking account of recent developments in contemporary German history."--Jacket.

Public Power in Europe

Studies in Historical Transformations
Author: James S. Amelang,Siegfried Beer
Publisher: Edizioni Plus
Category: History
Page: 273
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Francia 39 (2012)

Forschungen zur westeuropäischen Geschichte
Author: Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris
Publisher: Jan Thorbecke Verlag
ISBN: 9783799581301
Page: 616
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Der Band enthalt 27 Beitrage in deutscher, franzosischer und englischer Sprache. Die Themenvielfalt reicht von Auseinandersetzungen im merowingischen Konigshaus und der Vernichtung des Templerordens uber die franzosischen Religionskriege des 16. Jahrhunderts und die deutsche Besatzung in Belgien und Nordfrankreich wahrend des Zweiten Weltkriegs bis zu Michel Foucault und seiner Bedeutung fur die Mediavistik.