9780582059504

The War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582059504

  • ISBN10:

    058205950X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-03-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

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Summary

Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs: soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony and the Netherlands were embroiled in their different but interlocking power struggles, with profound long-term significance for Europe and beyond. The war marks the rise of Prussia to great-power status, and the opening of the struggle between France and Britain for maritime supremacy and colonial empire in North America, the Caribbean and India. This book examines the war and its consequences in their widest context.

Table of Contents

The Diplomacy of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Old regime Diplomacy at it's height
Coming to terms with a changing World
The Balance of Power
The Quest for International peace
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