Operatic Representations of Habsburg Ideology: Ottoman Themes and Viennese Variations

@article{Wolff2019OperaticRO,
  title={Operatic Representations of Habsburg Ideology: Ottoman Themes and Viennese Variations},
  author={L. Wolff},
  journal={Austrian History Yearbook},
  year={2019},
  volume={50},
  pages={1 - 14}
}
  • L. Wolff
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Austrian History Yearbook
Forty years ago R. J. W. Evans, in his now classic study of The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, observed that, in the absence of a coherent early modern central government, the Habsburg enterprise rested crucially upon the baroque court and Habsburg patronage of the arts. Evans especially noted that “two great synthetic achievements, alike commissioned by court, magnates, and Church, alike immortally associated with the age of baroque in the Habsburg lands: the dramatic extravagance of opera… Expand