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For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Richard Bassett


This book presents an account of the Habsburg army. The text shows how the Imperial Austrian Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe, the balance of international power, and the defense of Christendom. Moreover, it was the first pan-European army made up of different nationalities and faiths, counting among its soldiers not only Christians but also Muslims and Jews. The book tours some of the most important campaigns and battles in modern European military history, from the seventeenth century through World War I. It details technical and social developments that coi ... More

Keywords: Habsburg army, Imperial Austrian Army, international power, Christendom, technical developments, social developments, military leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300178586
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Bassett, author
London Times

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