The development of the Duchy of Württemberg, 1590-1800 

The project deals with the research of the history of one of the small German states of modern times – the Duchy of Württemberg, which arose on the territory of the historical region of Swabia. The aim of the project is to examine the components, driving forces and results of the development of the state political system of the Duchy of Württemberg at the end of the 16th century.The relevance of this work is determined by a number of factors. First of all, works on the history of Germany in the 17th – 18th centuries are very few in European countries, especially in Ukraine. Secondly, most of them were written many years ago and do not reflect the results of the latest research in this area. Moreover, in historiography for a long time the statement about the establishment of the autocracy of the princes in Germany was absolutized, which led to a one-sided coverage of the events of the period under review.

The characteristic of the most important phenomena of the political life of modern Germany is often based on an analysis of the relevant processes in Austria and Prussia and I would like to extend this research topic, because it does not take into account the peculiarities of the organization of state power in other German states. Despite the significant number of studies on the history of Württemberg in German historiography, the period of 1590-1800 is not enough highlighted.

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