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Author Godsey, William D., 1964-

Title Nobles and nation in Central Europe : free imperial knights in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 / by William D. Godsey, Jr
Published Cambtidge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
Series New studies in European history
New studies in European history.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Wealth and noble autonomy: the Free Imperial Knights in Mainz on the eve of revolution; CHAPTER 2 Nobles becoming Germans: the transformation of a concept; CHAPTER 3 Nobles becoming Germans: the destruction of a "geo-cultural landscape"; CHAPTER 4 Between destruction and survival: knights on the Middle Rhine 1750-1850; CHAPTER 5 The past recaptured: knights in the Hapsburg Empire 1792-1848
Summary In the late Holy Roman Empire, no group better embodied the traditional noble ideal than the Protestant and Catholic knights in Electoral Mainz. This book traces the transnational 'cultural' landscape in which these knights moved and its transformation by social, political and national revolution in Germany and the Habsburg Empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-294) and index
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Subject National characteristics, German.
Nationalism -- Germany -- History.
Nobility -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.
Nobility -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511263783
0511265336 (electronic bk.)
0511266057 (electronic bk.)
0521836182 (hardback)
9780511265334 (electronic bk.)
9780511266058 (electronic bk.)
9780521836180 (hardback)