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War, Religion and Court Patronage in Habsburg Austria: The Social and Cultural Dimensions of Political Interaction, 1521-1622
List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction PART I: COORDINATING STATE, REFORMATION AND ELITES Political Culture, Political Space Religious Reformations andExpand
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The Rise of Absolutism and Noble Rebellion in Early Modern Habsburg Austria, 1570 to 1620
The most crucial problem confronting historians of early modern Europe is the nature of absolutism and its relationship to society. At the center of scholarly debate have been the questions of theExpand
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Confessionalizing Court Patronage
Although historians have noted that by 1650 few Protestants were serving at the Imperial court, they have not explored the religious composition of the court very much, either before or after theExpand
Social Capital, Symbolic Power and Religious Conflict
Distributing noble titles and other honours was an essential element of exercising the prince’s power as the most important patron. In most areas of Western and Central Europe it involved rulers inExpand
Advancing at the Imperial Court
Habsburg historians long ago noticed changes in the social and confessional background of servants at the Imperial court during the early part of the seventeenth century, but we still do not know theExpand