For several centuries, Habsburg politics were dominated by the dynasty’s conflicts with their neighbours to east and west. In the ...
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
The bones of saints, as well as their hair and nails, were revered as relics, as were objects which had ...
Holy Business
1273–1500
Image cultivation, branding, etc., are terms which one would tend to associate more with modern communication culture. Yet when it ...
Image of a Dynasty
21.10.1741–1914
The world of the Habsburgs was a vast one – both geographically and metaphorically. The Habsburgs ruled over a great ...
In Habsburg Lands
1741–1913
Employing craftsmen and artists at court was important to many dynasties. The objects they created embellished their rulers’ lavish lifestyles, ...
In His Majesty’s Service
1500–1650
The late Middle Ages saw some technical innovations which have had a lasting impact; today we cannot imagine life without ...
Innovations
1500–1648
The Habsburg family is known above all as a ruling dynasty. Over a period of several centuries it brought forth ...
Is Only the Emperor Powerful?
1741–1918
In 1365 Duke Rudolf IV founded the University of Vienna. The Habsburg princes were of major importance for the history ...
Knowledge is Power
1348–1900
In the early modern period trade was conducted at a number of different regional levels. There were local markets, some ...
‘Habsburg, single, interested in marriage, seeks …’ – these might be the opening words of a Habsburg personal advertisement. However, ...
The members of the imperial family had no need to worry about money, at least if they kept to certain ...
Money Does (Not) Matter
1815–1918
In 1809, after divorcing his wife Josephine because she was no longer able to bear children, Napoleon set about finding ...
Napoleon and Marie Louise
11.3.1810–1815
During the early modern era the House of Habsburg experienced a meteoric rise. Initially the leading role was taken by ...
In the Middle Ages there was no absolutely indispensible connection between reading and writing. Someone who could read was not ...
Of Reading and Writing
1200–1850
In the eighteenth century the Habsburg rulers saw themselves confronted with increasing energy consumption and congested traffic arteries. People were ...
On Land, on Water and in the Air
21.10.1740–1792
Many Habsburgs were noted for their piety and their devotion to the Catholic Church, so that we might almost talk ...
Pietas Austriaca
1526–1739
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

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