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Regime change at a distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands following the war of the Spanish succession, 1716-1725

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In 1716, as a result of the War of the Spanish Succession, Emperor Charles VI assumed power in the Southern Netherlands. This book is the first to trace the difficult early years of Austrian rule in these war-torn territories. A new government apparatus had to be established, a modus vivendi reached with the highly combative estates, and the public finances reconstructed. On top of which, the new prince had to win the hearts and minds of his subjects in order to legitimize his rule. The absence of Governor-General Eugene of Savoy and the hesitant attitude of his representative, the Marquis of Prié, did not aid in overcoming these challenges, which were further complicated by Dutch and English interference and the distance between Brussels and the court in Vienna. This prize-winning book carefully analyzes the intricate interplay of all these factors, thus illustrating the many problems accompanying Early Modern regime changes.
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Austrian Regime, Regime Change, Early Modern political history, Southern Netherlands, Eighteenth Century, Emperor Charles VI, Eugene of Savoy, Marquis of Prié

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Van Gelder, Klaas. 2016. Regime Change at a Distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands Following the War of the Spanish Succession, 1716-1725. Verhandelingen Van De Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie Van België Voor Wetenschappen En Kunsten : Nieuwe Reeks 29. Vol. 29. Louvain: Peeters Publishers/KVAB Press.
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Van Gelder, Klaas. (2016). Regime change at a distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands following the war of the Spanish succession, 1716-1725. Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor wetenschappen en kunsten : Nieuwe reeks 29 (Vol. 29). Louvain: Peeters Publishers/KVAB Press.
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Van Gelder K. Regime change at a distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands following the war of the Spanish succession, 1716-1725. Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor wetenschappen en kunsten : Nieuwe reeks 29. Louvain: Peeters Publishers/KVAB Press; 2016.
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Van Gelder, Klaas. Regime Change at a Distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands Following the War of the Spanish Succession, 1716-1725. Vol. 29. Louvain: Peeters Publishers/KVAB Press, 2016. Print.
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  abstract     = {In 1716, as a result of the War of the Spanish Succession, Emperor Charles VI assumed power in the Southern Netherlands. This book is the first to trace the difficult early years of Austrian rule in these war-torn territories. A new government apparatus had to be established, a modus vivendi reached with the highly combative estates, and the public finances reconstructed. On top of which, the new prince had to win the hearts and minds of his subjects in order to legitimize his rule. The absence of Governor-General Eugene of Savoy and the hesitant attitude of his representative, the Marquis of Pri{\'e}, did not aid in overcoming these challenges, which were further complicated by Dutch and English interference and the distance between Brussels and the court in Vienna. This prize-winning book carefully analyzes the intricate interplay of all these factors, thus illustrating the many problems accompanying Early Modern regime changes.},
  author       = {Van Gelder, Klaas},
  isbn         = {978-90-429-3242-5},
  keyword      = {Austrian Regime,Regime Change,Early Modern political history,Southern Netherlands,Eighteenth Century,Emperor Charles VI,Eugene of Savoy,Marquis of Pri{\'e}},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {449},
  publisher    = {Peeters Publishers/KVAB Press},
  series       = {Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgi{\"e} voor wetenschappen en kunsten : Nieuwe reeks 29},
  title        = {Regime change at a distance: Austria and the Southern Netherlands following the war of the Spanish succession, 1716-1725},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2016},
}