Franz A.J. Szabo. The Seven Years War in Europe, 1756-1763. Modern Wars in Perspective series. Harlow, England: Pearson/Longman, 2008. ISBN 978-0-582-29272-7. Notes. Maps. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xxi, 512. $56.00.
Originally posted in International History (9 September 2012)
Dr Franz A.J. Szabo, Professor of Austrian and Habsburg History at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, provides an outstanding study focused on the Seven Years War in Europe, leaving aside the Anglo-French naval and colonial aspects of the conflict. Professor Szabo is known for his Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism, 1753-1780 (1994). In the study under review, the author explores the Seven Years War from Frederick II of Prussia’s invasion of Saxony in August 1756 to the Peace of Hubertusburg in February 1763.
Historians say that the Seven Years War was a continuation of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). In 1756, the Diplomatic Revolution resulted in an Anglo-Prussian…
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