Ian D. Armour's A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and PDF

By Ian D. Armour

ISBN-10: 1849664889

ISBN-13: 9781849664882

A heritage of japanese Europe 1740-1918: Empires, countries and Modernisation presents a complete, authoritative account of the area in the course of a afflicted interval that entire with the 1st international struggle. Ian Armour specializes in the 3 significant subject matters that experience outlined jap Europe within the sleek interval - empire, nationhood and modernisation - while chronologically tracing the emergence of jap Europe as a different proposal and position. unique insurance is given to the Habsburg, Ottoman, German and Russian Empires that struggled for dominance in this time.
In this intriguing new version, Ian Armour contains findings from new learn into the character and origins of nationalism and the makes an attempt of supranational states to generate dynastic loyalties in addition to thoughts of empire. Armours insightful advisor to early jap Europe considers the $64000 figures and governments, analyses the numerous occasions and discusses the socio-economic and cultural advancements which are an important to a rounded realizing of the zone in that era.
Features of this new version include:
- an absolutely up to date and enlarged bibliography and notes
- 8 necessary maps

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Money for an army, and for waging war, counted as ‘extraordinary’ income and had to be voted by the diet of each Land as a ‘contribution’. In the reign of Charles VI both the Bohemian and Hungarian diets, whose taxable wealth was the most substantial, had agreed to fix the amount of their contributions, thereby guaranteeing the Monarchy something like a regular income. Anything beyond that still had literally to be negotiated between monarch and diet, and in the other hereditary lands the contribution was not even fixed.

Significantly, too, Austria’s involvement in that war was as much due to fear of being left out of an already existing war between the Ottomans and Russia. By the late eighteenth century, it is clear that the genuine conflict of interests between Habsburg and Ottoman was a thing of the past. Both these empires were instead discovering a mutual interest in preserving the status quo in south-eastern Europe, an interest inspired by their shared mutual fear of Russia’s growing power. 30 War, Enlightenment and Nationalism The Russo-Ottoman antagonism, by contrast, not only intensified throughout the eighteenth century but was to dominate the nineteenth century as well.

Despite the material advantages of conversion, the majority of Ottoman Christians remained true to their faith. In parts of Bosnia, and in the Albanian-inhabited parts of the Empire, substantial numbers converted to Islam, a process which has left Muslim populations in these areas to the present. In addition, the Jewish population of the Ottoman Empire gradually rose as Jews were lured there by the promise of a religious toleration not extended to them in Christian Europe. In the sixteenth century Protestantism further divided the Christians of Eastern Europe.

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