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Ingrao, Charles W.

Works: 40 works in 178 publications in 5 languages and 6,028 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: DB36.3.H3, 943.603
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Most widely held works by Charles W Ingrao
The Habsburg monarchy, 1618-1815 by Charles W Ingrao( Book )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Serbian and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first accessible and comprehensive history of the early modern Habsburg monarchy to appear in any language. Professor Ingrao challenges the conventional notion of Habsburg state and society as peculiarly backward by tracing its emergence as a military and cultural power of enormous influence, with a large and growing population, progressive judicial and educational systems and a sizeable industrial base. The Habsburg monarchy was undeniably different from other European polities: geography and linguistic diversity made this inevitable, but by 1789 the Habsburg peoples were already beginnning to nurture a common, anational identity that transcended their particular cultural or historic heritage. Professor Ingrao unravels the web of social, political, economic and cultural factors that shaped the Habsburg monarchy during this period, and presents this complex story in a way that is both authoritative and accessible to non-specialists
The peace of Passarowitz, 1718 by Charles Ingrao( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late spring of 1718 near the village of Pozarevac (German Passarowitz) in northern Serbia, freshly conquered by Habsburg forces, three delegations representing the Holy Roman Emperor, Ottoman Sultan, and the Republic of Venice gathered to end the conflict that had begun three and a half years earlier. The fighting had spread throughout southeastern Europe, from Hungary to the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese. The peace redrew the map of the Balkans, extending the reach of Habsburg power, all but expelling Venice from the Greek mainland, and laying the foundations for Ottoman revitalization during the Tulip period. In this volume, twenty specialists analyze the military background to and political context of the peace congress and treaty. They assess the immediate significance of the Peace of Passarowitz and its longer term influence on the society, demography, culture, and economy of central Europe
Confronting the Yugoslav controversies : a scholars' initiative by Charles Ingrao( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissolution of Yugoslavia (1986-91) / Sabrina Ramet -- Kosovo under autonomy (1974-1990) / Momcilo Pavlovic -- Independence and the fate of minorities (1991-92) / Gale Stokes -- "Ethnic cleansing" and war crimes (1991-95) / Marie-Janine Calic -- The international community and the FRY/belligerents (1989-95) / Matjaz Klemencic -- The safe areas (1992-1995) / Charles Ingrao -- The war in Croatia (1991-1995) / Mile Bjelajac & Ozren Zunec -- Kosovo under the Milosevic regime (1989-99) / Dusan Janjic -- US/NATO intervention in Kosovo (1998-99) / James Gow -- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) / John Allcock
In quest and crisis : Emperor Joseph I and the Habsburg monarchy by Charles W Ingrao( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and German and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hessian mercenary state : ideas, institutions, and reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785 by Charles W Ingrao( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1776 Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse-Cassel dispatched 19,000 'auxiliaries' to assist the British in the American Revolution. While Frederick's action continues to color Americans' view of him, his 'enlightened' use of the funds from the soldier trade for domestic initiatives is less well known. In analyzing the origins, course, and effectiveness of domestic policymaking in Hesse-Cassel, Charles Ingrao finds that Frederick was neither as evil as we might think nor as enlightened as we might like to believe. By examining the interplay of Enlightenment ideas with entrenched Christian values, cameralist tenets, and militaristic tendencies, Professor Ingrao downplays the 'enlightenment' component in enlightened government. He also places greater emphasis on the constructive role and active cooperation of corporate bodies than have studies of similar states in the eighteenth century. The impact of the regime's numerous reforms was limited by its adherence to established values, its respect for existing institutions, its reluctance to sacrifice the welfare of any element of the population, and its failure to anticipate the unwelcome consequences of many of its initiatives. Professor Ingrao's findings stress the impracticality of dramatic change in the pre-revolutionary era - or in any pre-revolutionary society
State and society in early modern Austria( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Habsburg Monarchy and Austria in the early modern period continues to capture the interest of many scholars. This collection of essays by twenty leading authorities from the United States, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands focuses on the interplay between the Habsburg government and a multiplicity of social aspects. As a whole, State and Society in Early Modern Austria reexamines and sometimes debunks old views about the Habsburg Monarchy and provides insight into the state of current historical thinking on the early modern state. Moreover, this broad focus will help the reader understand the complex cultural heritage of the turbulent nationalities of East Central Europe. Specific essays examine the ruling elite's attempts to establish cultural hegemony through its control over religious minorities, government patronage, and both literary and visual media. Other essays examine the interplay between economic and social policy; the tension between free enterprise and the Habsburg regime's attempts to meet the immediate needs of the masses of indigent; and the monarchy's interaction with German states and the Balkans. The volume is divided into five sections: Religion and the Counter-Reformation, Government and Culture during the Baroque, Government and Economy, Government and the People during the Aufklarung, and Foreign Policy
The Germans and the East( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors present a collection of 23 historical papers exploring relationships between "the Germans" (necessarily adopting different senses of the term for different periods or different topics) and their immediate neighbors to the East. The eras discussed range from the Middle Ages to European integration. Examples of specific topics addressed include the Teutonic order in the development of the political culture of Northeastern Europe during the Middle ages, Teutonic-Balt relations in the chronicles of the Baltic Crusades, the emergence of Polenliteratur in 18th century Germany, German colonization in the Banat and Transylvania in the 18th century, changing meanings of "German" in Habsburg Central Europe, German military occupation and culture on the Eastern Front in Word War I, interwar Poland and the problem of Polish-speaking Germans, the implementation of Nazi racial policy in occupied Poland, Austro-Czechoslovak relations and the post-war expulsion of the Germans, and narratives of the lost German East in Cold War West Germany
Conflict in south-eastern Europe at the end of the twentieth century : a "Scholars' Initiative" assesses some of the controversies by Thomas Emmert( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissolution of Yugoslavia and the tragic wars that followed continue to engage scholars throughout the region and the world. Ever since the fall of Slobodan Miloševic, the Scholars' Initiative, an international consortium of over 250 scholars, has endeavored to study the period 1986-2000 as critically and objectively as possible. It believes that ongoing research, discussion, and publication of its work will help bridge the chasm that separates serious historical scholarship from those interpretations that nationalist politicians and media in the former Yugoslavia have impressed
A guide to east-central European archives( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlearnt lesson : Central-European idea and Serb national program by Charles W Ingrao( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nenaučena lekcija : srednjoevropska ideja i srpski nacionalni program by Charles W Ingrao( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Serbian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central European studies( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten untaught lessons about Central Europe : an historical perspective by Charles Ingrao( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saggi linguistici : 2. la grammatica generativa trasformazionale by Noam Chomsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hessian Mercenary State by Charles W Ingrao( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Razumevanje etničnih konfliktov v Srednji Evropi by Charles W Ingrao( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifteen years since the fall of Communism have witnessed a plethora of civil wars and rebellions throughout the world that have made many among us nostalgic for the days of the Cold War. But the reasons for these conflicts have less to do with the fall of Communism than with the problems of sustaining harmony within multiethnic societies. These conflicts demonstrate not only that the Wars of Yugoslav Succession were hardly unique, but suggest that the region is more representative of the world at large than the more ethnically homogenous democracies of western Europe and North America. This essay discusses a series of factors in central Europe's historical developmentthat explain its turbulent twentieth-century experience. If there is a "first cause" to the region's distinctiveness from western Europe, it is its maintenance of less tightly centralized governmental forms that helped sustain linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when the great power rivals in the West were imposing uniformity of language, religion and culture.The massive population movements generated by the Habsburg-Turkish wars created even greater ethnic variegation. The Balkan Wars and World War I marked the triumph of the nation-state, but according to a three-tiered hierarchy of peoples that has guaranteed 75 years ofregional instability. The biggest losers were the Jews and Muslim Slavs, who were fated to be distrustedminorities no matter where they lived. The Nazis furthered the nation-state agenda, often by drawing new borders that more closely coincided with existing ethnic frontiers. Yet the horrific record of the Axis regimes mandated a return to the punitive borders of 1919. Whereas a half-century of Communism did at least relieve central Europe's ethnic tensions, its failure as an economic system prompted ruthless politicians like Ceaucescu, Zhivkov and Milosevic to distract their restive peoples by reviving the quest for ethnically homogenous nation states. By the end of the century well over thirty million civilians have been expelled or executed, including the great majority of the region's Jews and Germans
Imperial principalities on the eve of revolution : the lay electorates( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memory factory : the forgotten women artists of Vienna 1900 by Julie M Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Memory Factory introduces an English-speaking public to the significant women artists of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, each chosen for her aesthetic innovations and participation in public exhibitions. These women played important public roles as exhibiting artists, both individually and in collectives, but this history has been silenced over time. Their stories show that the city of Vienna was contradictory and cosmopolitan: despite men-only policies in its main art institutions, it offered a myriad of unexpected ways for women artists to forge successful public careers. Women artists came from the provinces, Russia, and Germany to participate in its vibrant art scene. However, and especially because so many of the artists were Jewish, their contributions were actively obscured beginning in the late 1930s. Many had to flee Austria, losing their studios and lifework in the process. Some were killed in concentration camps. Along with the stories of individual women artists, the author reconstructs the history of separate women artists' associations and their exhibitions. Chapters covering the careers of Tina Blau, Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, and Teresa Ries (among others) point to a more integrated and cosmopolitan art world than previously thought; one where women became part of the avant-garde, accepted and even highlighted in major exhibitions at the Secession and with the Klimt group. "This is an excellent addition to the literature on fin-de-siècle Vienna, well-researched and well-argued. It highlights little-known artists and situates them in a novel interpretation of women's roles in the art world. The author challenges dominant tropes of feminist historiography and thus sheds new light on twentieth-century art history and historiography," Michael Gubser, James Madison University."--Provided by publisher
Stirring times in Austria by Mark Twain( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This site is part of Habsburg Source Texts Archive. It contains documents concerning the history and culture of the former Habsburg lands and peoples from about 1500 until this century. It is edited by Charles Ingrao [and others]
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The Habsburg monarchy, 1618-1815
The peace of Passarowitz, 1718Confronting the Yugoslav controversies : a scholars' initiativeThe Hessian mercenary state : ideas, institutions, and reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785State and society in early modern AustriaThe Germans and the EastConflict in south-eastern Europe at the end of the twentieth century : a "Scholars' Initiative" assesses some of the controversies
Alternative Names
Ingrao, Čarls

Ingrao, Čarls 1948-

Ingrao, Charles.

Ingrao, Charles 1948-