Studies in Modern History

War, Religion and Court Patronage in Habsburg Austria

The Social and Cultural Dimensions of Political Interaction, 1521-1622

Authors: MacHardy, K.

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This case study of the causes of the Thirty Years' War suggests an alternative framework to that of Absolutism, and views statebuilding as an interactive bargaining process that can engender challenges to political authority. It shows how selective court patronage changed the cultural habits of nobles in education, manners, and tastes, but failed to transform religious identities, which were intimately tied to noble interests. Instead, the confessionalization of patronage deepened divisions within the elite, providing multiple incentives for the formation of an anti-Habsburg alliance among Protestants in 1620.

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KARIN J. MACHARDY is Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published numerous articles on the early modern nobility and on historical methodology, and is co-editor of Fact and Fiction: German History and Literature, 1848-1924.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War, Religion and Court Patronage in Habsburg Austria
Book Subtitle
The Social and Cultural Dimensions of Political Interaction, 1521-1622
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Modern History
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-53676-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230536760
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-57241-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-39087-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 331
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