Forging a Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War

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The Habsburg Monarchy ruled over approximately one-third of Europe for almost 150 years. Previous books on the Habsburg Empire emphasize its slow decline in the face of the growth of neighboring nation-states. John Deak, instead, argues that the state was not in eternal decline, but actively sought not only to adapt, but also to modernize and build. Deak has spent years mastering the structure and practices of the Austrian public administration and has immersed himself in the minutiae of its codes, reforms, political ...

Forging a Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War 2015, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804795579

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