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About Paula Sutter Fichtner

Paula Sutter Fichtner is professor of history emerita at Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of many books, including Protestantism and Primogeniture in Early Modern Germany (1997), Emperor Maximilian II (Yale University Press, 2001), and The Habsburg Monarchy 1490-1848: Attributes of Empire (Palgrave, 2003). Her latest book is Terror and Toleration: The Habsburg Empire Confronts Islam, 1526-1850 (Reaktion, 2008)

Articles by Paula Sutter Fichtner

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Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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The Other’s new face: Austria, the Habsburg empire and Islam

Two great states and empires confronted each other across boundaries of imagination as well as arms between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe. As conflict receded so the vision of the enemy changed. How did this happen, and are there lessons for today?

The Other’s new face: Austria, the Habsburg empire and Islam

Two great states and empires confronted each other across boundaries of imagination as well as arms between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe. As conflict receded so the vision of the enemy changed. How did this happen, and what are the lessons for today, asks Paula Sutter Fichtner. 
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