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Author Balázs, Éva H.

Title Hungary and the Habsburgs 1765-1800 : an experiment in enlightened absolutism / E{226}va H. Balázs.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  320.439 BALA MF29    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Bécs és Pest-Buda a régi századvégen, 1765-1800. English.
Physical description 429 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-418)
Summary Eva H. Balazs, one of the foremost living authorities on eighteenth century Central Europe, examines a crucial period in the co-existence of the Austrian hereditary provinces and Hungary. In a Europe torn by wars and revolutions, in the last third of the eighteenth century, political, economic and personal factors interwined to determine the fortunes of the Austrian rulers and the subjects of the Hungarian crown who collaborated with them in a subordinated status. Rejecting commonplaces of the centre-periphery approach, the author argues that the Habsburg monarchy was a 'centre' whose reforms in this period inspired all subsequent movements for reform in Eastern and Central Europe. Professor Balazs's skill in combining great wealth of archival material -- not only from Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, but (unprecedented in this field) also from France, gives the reader a near-contemporary proximity to the figures and developments discussed.
Subject Austria -- Politics and government -- 1740-1848.
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1699-1848.
ISBN 9639116106