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In her Majesty’s Service: Newspaper Reports on the Lycanian Grenzer during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)

Juraj Balić

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str. 259-289

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The regions of Lika and Krbava were among the recent territorial (re)acquisitions of the Habsburg rulers following the Great Turkish War or the War of the Holy League (1683-1699). Incorporation of these regions into the Croatian-Slavonian Military Frontier presented a great difficulty to the Habsburg authorities because of the defiant nature of their inhabitants, who persistently defended their rights and privileges. Like many other Grenzer, the Lycanians, as they were referred to in the contemporary British newspapers, initiated revolts whenever they felt that their privileged status might be endangered. Nonetheless, these and other Grenzer troops not only defended the Habsburg borders from the Ottomans, but also fought for their rulers all across Europe. The aim of this paper is to examine the role and success of these particular Grenzer during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). The main focus will be on their depiction in the contemporary British and Austrian newspapers which followed the actions of various combatants during the mentioned conflicts

Ključne riječi

Grenzer; Military Frontier; Lika and Krbava; Maria Theresia; War of the Austrian Succession; early modern newspapers; early modern warfare

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