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Kaunitz and enlightened absolutism, 1753-1780

Author: Franz A J Szabo
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Author of the diplomatic revolution of 1756 and a foreign minister of the Austrian Empire, Kaunitz was virtually the third head of state under Maria Theresia and Joseph II. He emerges from this study as the key figure in the development of enlightened absolutism in the Habsburg monarchy and the guiding spirit behind the modernization of the state. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Rietberg, Fürst; Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Rietberg, Fürst; Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Rietberg, Fürst; Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz-Rietberg; Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz; Kaunitz-Rietberg, (prince ;; Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz-Rietberg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franz A J Szabo
ISBN: 0521451639 9780521451635 0521466903 9780521466905
OCLC Number: 28293497
Description: xviii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Chancellor of State --
3. The structure of government --
4. The financial crises of the Monarchy --
5. The transformation of society --
6. Church and state --
7. The military albatross --
8. The problem of Hungary --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Franz A.J. Szabo.
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The first major archivally based study of the political career of Wenzel Anton Kaunitz, State Chancellor of the Habsburg Monarchy from 1753 to 1792.  Read more...

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' ... one of the best descriptions ever written of enlightened absolutism in operation.' Derek Beales, History Today

 
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