As the saying goes, money makes the world go round. This is particularly true when there are wars to be ...
Shaken by Crises
1500–23.10.1648
In the early modern period trade was conducted at a number of different regional levels. There were local markets, some ...
From the late Middle Ages mining played an important role in the economy of the Habsburg lands, reaching its peak ...
Below Ground
1500–19.10.1739
During the early modern era the House of Habsburg experienced a meteoric rise. Initially the leading role was taken by ...
Many Habsburgs were noted for their piety and their devotion to the Catholic Church, so that we might almost talk ...
Pietas Austriaca
1526–1739
The years around 1700 saw the Habsburgs continuing their upward path to great power status in Europe. This period also ...
Reigns and Rulers V
1595–1740
From Italy a new art form arrived at the Habsburg court: the opera. With grandiose festivities and lavishly staged opera ...
‘We must have spectacle.’
1.1.1600–1.1.1800
The sixteenth century saw large parts of the nobility becoming Protestant. If the Habsburgs emphasized their own Catholicism, it was ...
The Thirty Years’ War
1617–1648
The size and power of attraction of the imperial Court, together with the huge expenditure on the Court household, was ...
With Pomp and Splendour
1649–1791
In the Habsburg Monarchy, as it had been evolving from 1526, the imperial Court developed into the definitive integration platform ...
Habsburg’s nobility
1649–1739
Oriental chic. The courtly collection for autumn/winter 1743: harem pants, silk and lashings of fur! Courtiers dressed in the latest ...
Alla turca
1700–1913
Maria Theresa, her ladies-in-waiting, her dressmaker and probably even the latter ’ s maidservant all had something in common: their ...
‘A Kind of Frenzy’
1711–1918
‘Habsburg, single, interested in marriage, seeks …’ – these might be the opening words of a Habsburg personal advertisement. However, ...
Workshops (or ‘manufactories’, as they were known) and cottage industry were promoted by Maria Theresa and opposed by craftsmen. In ...
Pulling Threads
21.10.1740–13.3.1848
While an arable crop ‘revolutionized’ the eating habits of people in the Habsburg Monarchy, an imperial plough mutated into an ...
A Question of food
21.10.1740–1.2.1792

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