The Rise of Absolutism and Noble Rebellion in Early Modern Habsburg Austria, 1570 to 1620

@article{MacHardy1992TheRO,
  title={The Rise of Absolutism and Noble Rebellion in Early Modern Habsburg Austria, 1570 to 1620},
  author={Karin J. MacHardy},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1992},
  volume={34},
  pages={407-438}
}
  • Karin J. MacHardy
  • Published 1992
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 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 the social and economic bases of absolutism. What determined whether state policies could be successfully implemented? Were rulers dependent on the nobility, and did they therefore act in its interest; or did they achieve independence from the dominant class by supporting the interests of a new… CONTINUE READING
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