Joseph II: Volume 1, In the Shadow of Maria Theresa, 1741-1780
The emperor Joseph II (1741-90) tried to carry through something like a 'revolution from above' in the vast, varied, and mainly backward provinces of the Austrian Monarchy. This volume carries the story down to 1780. It describes the claustrophobic atmosphere, in which Joseph was trained to rule, his tragic marriages, and his attempts after 1765 as co-regent with his formidable mother, empress Maria Theresa, to dictate the domestic and foreign policy of the monarchy. The author shows that previous historians have been deceived by false sources and that the picture they have given of the emperor, his strange character, his tempestuous relationship with his mother, and his political aims, needs drastic revision.
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This first of two volumes is an inten sive study of the 18th century's most celebrated enlightened despot. The book is researched to the point of ex haustion; Beales draws heavily on the private ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
List of abbreviations
The Austrian succession
Upbringing and education
Introduction to government 17601765
King of the Romans and Holy Roman Emperor 17641780
9b The Augarten 1782
Joseph at the keyboard 1770s
14a Bullfight at Verona 1769
travel and reform 17691777
eastern provinces and France 17731777
II War and diplomacy
15a Joseph meets Frederick the Great 1769
Joseph and Josephism under Maria Theresa
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