Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire, 1815-1918

ISBN-10: 0582356660

ISBN-13: 9780582356665

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Sked

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This is the 2nd edition of Alan Sked's book, which examines how the Habsburg Empire survived the revolutionary turmoil of 1848. The author widens the discussion to look at the Habsburg Empire alongside the decline of the Russian and German Empires.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Maps
Acknowledgement
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Metternich and his System, 1815-48
Metternich and his critics
Metternich and his defenders
Metternich and domestic policy
Metternich: a verdict
1848: the Causes
The secret societies
A police state?
The liberal opposition
A revolt of the nobility?
Economic growth in Metternich's Austria
The economic and social background to 1848
The fall of Metternich and the outbreak of revolution
The Failure of the Revolutions of 1848
The pattern of revolution
The Revolution in Hungary
The Revolution in Lombardy-Venetia
Disobedience and the Camarilla
From the Counter-Revolution to the Compromise
Schwarzenberg
Schwarzenberg and domestic policy
Schwarzenberg's German policy
The economic consequences of 1848
Buol and Habsburg foreign policy
Rechberg, Mensdorff and the road to Sadowa
The Dual Monarchy
The Compromise of 1867
The economics of Dualism
A backward Hungary?
The nationality problem in Hungary
The nationality problem in Cisleithania
The Road to Disaster
Domestic aspects of Habsburg foreign policy
The occupation of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Austria-Hungary as a factor for peace or war in Europe
Austria-Hungary and the First World War
Conclusions
Reflections on the Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire
Metternich's Austria as a Josephinist state
The Catholic Church in Austria during the Metternich era
Francis I and the rule of law
The Habsburg welfare state
The European empires
Political repression in the European empires
Economic growth and social welfare
Intellectual vitality
Conclusion
Appendix
Chronology of Events
Habsburg Foreign Ministers, 1809-1918
Population and Nationalities in the Empire, 1843-1910
Maps
Index
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