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Joseph II

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Joseph II by T.C.W. Blanning
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This book seeks to analyze the constraints under which Joseph II operated, his attempts to overcome them and the reasons for his failure. A constant theme is his attempt to construct a modern state and the baleful effects this misguided exercise had on the Habsburg monarchy, the Holy Roman Empire and Europe. The book examines full geographical, socio-economic and cultural perspectives, to provide a history of the Habsburg monarchy, as well as a study of Joseph himself, his complex personality and his ill-fated reform programme. "Profiles in Power" series are not biographies, though they contain much biographical material. They aim to be succinct and interpretive essays, analyzing the major features of the career within the context of its own time.
Release date Australia
June 13th, 1994
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
139x216x13
ISBN-13
9780582052727
Product ID
1809596

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