CS: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE AND AFTER

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Scope of Course: A survey of the rise and fall of the Habsburg Monarchy and its legacy. The first part of the course will trace the development of the lands of the house of Habsburg from the Middle Ages to the Napoleonic era.  The second component, the largest, will treat political, military, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural issues in the Austrian (later Austro-Hungarian)  empire from the Congress of Vienna to the end of the First World War.  The final section will survey developments in the various successor states of the Habsburg Monarchy, focusing on Austria and Hungary.