The War of the Austrian Succession: 1740 - 1748

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Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated, 1995 - 248 páginas
Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs: soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony and the Netherlands were embroiled in their different but interlocking power struggles, with profound long-term significance for Europe and beyond. The war marks the rise of Prussia to great-power status, and the opening of the struggle between France and Britain for maritime supremacy and colonial empire in North America, the Caribbean and India. This book examines the war and its consequences in their widest context.

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Armies and navies in transition
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War and society
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The Prussian invasion of Silesia and the crisis of Habsburg
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M. S. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of International History at the University of London. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics and has written extensively on a wide range of topics in European History.

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