Author: Michael Portmann

Dynastic Continuity in an Age of Crisis? The Habsburg in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792–1815)

von William D. Godsey, Stefano Poggi, Joost Welten Questions of dynasty and dynastic thinking were central to one of the most shattering international developments of the decades around 1800: the spectacular rise and consolidation of French hegemony across large areas of western and central Europe. The assumption by Napoleon Bonaparte…

Wolf Bikard (1790-1878) and other Jewish Kaiserjäger at the End of the Napoleonic Period

von Ilya Berkovich Image 1: Rabbi and historian Aron Tänzer during his service as Jewish military Chaplain of the German army during the First World War. His books on the history of the Jewish communities in which he served, are still considered standard works to this day. Image Credit: Wikipedia…

The Wardrobe of the Envoy: Hungarian Clothing Traditions of Habsburg Diplomatic Missions at the Sultan’s Court

von Zsuzsanna Cziráki In terms of the interlocking fates of the Central European nations the statement is commonplace in historiography that obtaining the Hungarian and Bohemian crowns and ensuring them for the eastern – Austrian – branch of the Habsburg dynasty, was an essential condition for the development of the…
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