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Forging A Multinational State
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Forging A Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War

John Deak


This book tells the story of the origins and shared history of representative and democratic institutions in central Europe—a history that has been largely erased by the nation-state-centered histories which have dominated European historiography after 1918. This is a political history of constitution making and state building in one of the most complex polities that modern European history has known, the Habsburg monarchy. The book specifically aims at looking at how the Habsburg state was built, how its political institutions developed, and how the imperial bureaucracy—normally regarded as a ... More

Keywords: administration, bureaucracy, constitutional history, Habsburg Empire, Austria, Austria-Hungary, political history, state building, Joseph II, Francis Joseph

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804795579
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804795579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Deak, author