New Views on the Silesian Wars

  title={New Views on the Silesian Wars},
  author={R. Browning},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  pages={521 - 534}
  • R. Browning
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
In the past twenty-five years, scholarship on the Silesian Wars (1740-42, 1744-45, and 1756-63) has adjusted our views of these conflicts. This article identifies eight conclusions that may be drawn from this scholarship. In general, they lead to a heightened respect for Austria's military capacity but also to an enhancement of Frederick the Great's reputation as a commander. They even hint that as scholars chip away at received ideas, a view of the wars that is not basically Fredrician may be… Expand


Austria's wars of emergence : war, state and society in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1683-1797
The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria's emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesExpand
The wars of Frederick the Great
Matrices and probabilities wars for Silesia, 1740-45 breathing space and renewlas Prussia ascendant years of balance, 1758-59 Prussia contra Europe, 1760-63 coda, 1763-86.
Zum Verhältnis von Militär und Gesellschaft im Spiegel gewalt - samer Rekrutierungen ( 1648 – 1789 )
  • Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung
  • 1995
) . Martin Rink , “ Die noch ungezähmte Bellona — der kleine Krieg und die Land - bevölkerung in der frühen Neuzeit , ” in Stefan Kroll and
  • Die preussischen Freitruppen im Siebenjährigen Krieg 1756 – 1763 : Entstehung — Einsatz — Wirkung ( Wölfersheim - Berstadt : Podzun - Pallas ,
  • 1994