Sinews of Habsburg power : lower Austria in a fiscal-military state 1650-1820, The
Lower Austria (Austria)
Oxford University Press 2018 First edition.EISBN 9780191846793
'The Sinews of Habsburg Power' explores the domestic foundations of the immense growth of central European Habsburg power from the rise of a permanent standing army after the Thirty Years' War to the end of the Napoleonic wars. With a force that grew irregularly in size from around 25,000 soldiers to as many as half a million in the War of the Sixth Coalition, the Habsburg monarchy participated in shifting international constellations of rivalry from western Europe to the Near East and in some two dozen, partly overlapping armed conflicts. Raising forces of such magnitude constituted a central task of Habsburg government, one that ultimately required the cooperation of society and its elites.