The Habsburg Empire : A New History, Paperback / softback Book

The Habsburg Empire : A New History Paperback / softback


A EuropeNow Editor's PickA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year"Pieter M.

Judson's book informs and stimulates. If his account of Habsburg achievements, especially in the 18th century, is rather starry-eyed, it is a welcome corrective to the black legend usually presented.

Lucid, elegant, full of surprising and illuminating details, it can be warmly recommended to anyone with an interest in modern European history."-Tim Blanning, Wall Street Journal"This is an engaging reappraisal of the empire whose legacy, a century after its collapse in 1918, still resonates across the nation-states that replaced it in central Europe.

Judson rejects conventional depictions of the Habsburg empire as a hopelessly dysfunctional assemblage of squabbling nationalities and stresses its achievements in law, administration, science and the arts."-Tony Barber, Financial Times"Spectacularly revisionist...

Judson argues that...the empire was a force for progress and modernity...

This is a bold and refreshing book... Judson does much to destroy the picture of an ossified regime and state."-A.

W. Purdue, Times Higher Education"Judson's reflections on nations, states and institutions are of broader interest, not least in the current debate on the future of the European Union after Brexit."-Annabelle Chapman, Prospect


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 592 pages, 40 halftones, 7 maps
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780674986763



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Pieter M. Judson