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ANN: Tagung zur frühneuzeitlichen Bildungsforschung um 1800

Ein interdisziplinäres Doktorandenteam der Universitäten Bern/Zürich/Luxemburg arbeitet an dem Schweizerischen Nationalfondsprojekt (www.stapferenquete.ch):

Das niedere Schulwesen in der Schweiz am Ende der Frühen Neuzeit. Edition und Auswertungen der Stapfer-Enquête von 1798/99.

Paula Sutter Fichtner
Nicholas T. Parsons

Parsons on Fichtner, 'The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics'

Paula Sutter Fichtner. The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics. Chicago: Reaktion Books, 2014. 288 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78023-274-4.

Reviewed by Nicholas T. Parsons (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

The Great Survivors: The Habsburgs through 645 Years

Re: QUERY: Articles on 18th-century Eastern Europe?

This may be a bit narrow in that it is focused on the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but in 2003 v. 4 _Zeitschrift for Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung_ published three articles by David Althorn, Lynn Lubamirsky, and myself that may be useful:

Althoen, David: Natione Polonus and the Naród Szlachecki. Two Myths of National Identity and Noble Solidarity (Zusammenfassung)
S. 475-508

Lubamersky, Lynn: Inheritance, Custom, and Economic Power among Polish Noblewomen. The Case of Barbara Radziwillowa (Zusammenfassung)
S. 509-525

Re: QUERY: Articles on 18th-century Eastern Europe?

I second the Evans recommendation, especially some of the essays in, Robert John Weston Evans, Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Essays on Central Europe, C.1683-1867 (Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

I would also suggest Derek Edward Dawson Beales, Enlightenment and Reform in 18th-Century Europe, International Library of Historical Studies 29 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2005). I think that the essay in Chapter 11 "Was Joseph II an Enlightened Despot?" and Chapter 12 "Joseph II and Josephism" gives a nice overview of the Historiography.