City and the Crown: Vienna and the Imperial Court, 1600-1740

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City and the Crown: Vienna and the Imperial Court, 1600-1740
Hardback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1993
280pp
History
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557530211
9781557530219
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Book Description

Spielman presents the role of the Habsburg court in the rise of Vienna the early modem period. His study clearly shows the extraordinarily complex web of interrelationships and interdependencies between the court, its servants, and the city as each strove to protect its privileges. The author's innovative approach consists in identifying the specific role that the court quartering system played in the expansion of the government's involvement in the development of the city. in so doing, Spielman ties in the two approaches traditionally used in histories of early modem Germany and Austria: the growth of the modem bureaucracy and the development of the Baroque.

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