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Metternich and Austria

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This is the first serious appraisal of Metternich's role in the Austrian Empire and beyond. Covering both domestic and international affairs, Sked presents a fresh and convincing description of Metternich's era and argues...

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This is the first serious appraisal of Metternich's role in the Austrian Empire and beyond. Covering both domestic and international affairs, Sked presents a fresh and convincing description of Metternich's era and argues that despite his battered historical reputation, Metternich was the leading diplomat in Europe over four decades.

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Alan Sked is known as one of the leading scholars on the Habsburg empire
This is the first serious reappraisal of Metternich for half a century
Likely to become the standard text for anyone interested in Habsburg and European History during the first half of the Nineteenth century

Preface
Introduction: Has Metternich Been Misunderstood?
What Part Did Metternich Play in the Downfall of Napolean?
Was Metternich Europe's Leading Statesman in the Period 1815-1848?
Did Metternich Plan to Federalise the Habsburg Monarchy?
Was Metternich's Austria A Police State?
Did Metternich's Austria Oppress the People and Cause Revolution in 1848?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.
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ALAN SKED is Senior Lecturer in International History at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He is a leading scholar on Nineteenth century Habsburg and diplomatic history. He has edited Europe's Balance of Power, 1815-1848 and is the author of The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire 1815-1918 (2nd edition).

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ALAN SKED is Senior Lecturer in International History at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He is a leading scholar on Nineteenth century Habsburg and diplomatic history. He has edited Europe's Balance of Power, 1815-1848 and is the author of The Decline and Fall of the Habsburg Empire 1815-1918 (2nd edition).

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