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Austria-Hungary and the Successor States: A Reference Guide by Eric Roman

By Eric Roman

This quantity is a part of evidence On File's eu countries sequence, that's aimed predominantly at a high-school and college-student viewers and gives concise country-based surveys of ecu background. The reference courses include a extensive array of political, cultural, social, and different content material, and their association enables searching for the informal reader.
The quantity on Austria and Hungary "traces the heritage of the Austrian Empire from its beginnings to its dissolution after which the historical past of the successor states of a separate Austria and Hungary, in addition to the hot states of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, to the current day." The background of every kingdom is mentioned in chapters that make up greater than 50 percentage of the quantity. info is present via 2002. Following the historic chapters is a 200-page "Historical Dictionary A-Z" with greater than one hundred sixty entries for individuals, locations, and occasions. Entries variety from a paragraph or to greater than 5 pages for Anti-Semitism within the successor states. a chain of chronologies, a listing of rulers and statesmen, a piece of greater than 20 maps, and a truly selective bibliography around out the publication. The textual content is complemented via black-and-white pictures and illustrations.

Although now not low-cost for a one-volume reference ebook, this name is a valuable addition to so much collage and public library collections since it includes such expansive fabric in compact shape. RBB
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An agreement to this effect was worked out by Austria, Prussia, and Russia on August 5, 1772. 7 million people, and Prussia the land separating Brandenburg from East Prussia, with 416,000 inhabitants. In the closing years of her reign Maria Theresa had the satisfaction of seeing her empire, which had been diminished by the loss of Silesia, enlarged by extensive Polish territories. Nor was this the only accretion of land. Although the queen had resisted the arguments of her son Joseph and her chancellor Kaunitz, who had urged her to enter the war Russia fought against Turkey, she took advantage of the loss of Turkish control over Moldavia when that war ended in 1774, and in 1775 made a deal with the prince of that province for the cession of one part of it, Bukovina.

He resigned on August 12 and his mercenary army was disbanded. Already a new protagonist stood ready to enter the conflict. Gustavus Adolfus of Sweden, who had one of the best trained and disciplined armies in Europe under his command, had been promised material support from France, always ready and anxious to see Habsburg power weakened. The Swedish king, although a devoted Lutheran, had scant interest in the religious issue; his long- Austria 23 standing ambition was to establish a Dominium maris Baltici and rule as the master of the Baltic shore.

An agreement to this effect was worked out by Austria, Prussia, and Russia on August 5, 1772. 7 million people, and Prussia the land separating Brandenburg from East Prussia, with 416,000 inhabitants. In the closing years of her reign Maria Theresa had the satisfaction of seeing her empire, which had been diminished by the loss of Silesia, enlarged by extensive Polish territories. Nor was this the only accretion of land. Although the queen had resisted the arguments of her son Joseph and her chancellor Kaunitz, who had urged her to enter the war Russia fought against Turkey, she took advantage of the loss of Turkish control over Moldavia when that war ended in 1774, and in 1775 made a deal with the prince of that province for the cession of one part of it, Bukovina.

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