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Charles W. Ingrao

Charles W. Ingrao

Professor // History
Emeriti Faculty

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Hist 104 Introduction to the Modern World (21287)
Hist 404H Kings and Philosophers: Europe, 1618-1789 (61673)

Ph.D. Brown University, 1974


European History. Early Modern Europe and Habsburg History.

Professor Ingrao has a B.A. degree from Wesleyan (1969) and a Ph.D. from Brown (1974). His areas of specialty are Early Modern Europe, Habsburg and Central European History. He served as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook (1997-2006) and, since 1997, as general editor of the Purdue University Press "Central European Studies" series. His publications include: The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994; The Hessian Mercenary State: Ideas, Institutions, and Reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785, Cambridge University Press, 1987; In Quest and Crisis: Emperor Joseph I and the Habsburg Monarchy, West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, 1979; Josef I. Der "vergessene" Kaiser, Vienna: Styria Verlag, 1982, revised and expanded German edition. Over the past decade he has focused on issues of ethnic conflict and coexistence in contemporary central Europe, and presently directs The Scholars' Initiative: Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies.

Website (Scholar's Initiative: Confronting the Yugoslave Controversies)

Interviews on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer:

"Slobodan Milosevic”, 9-23-1998

Slobo Go: Voices of Protest,” 8-19-1999

"Inside Kosovo,” 11-23-1999

"The People’s Will: Yugoslav Elections,” 9-27-2000

"Milosevic Arrest,” 4-2-2001  [TRANSCRIPT ONLY]

"Move to Extradict: The Road to the Hague,” 6-25-2001

List of Publications

 In Quest and Crisis:  Emperor Joseph I an dhte Habsburg Monarchy Joseph I State and Society in Early Modern Austria The Hessian Mercenary State:  Ideas, Institutions, and Reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785 The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 German History special issue Nenaucena Lekcija:srednjoeuropska ideja i srpski nacionalni program Conflict in Southeastern Europe at the End of the Twentieth Century:  A Scholars' Initiative The Germans and the East The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718


A Guide to East-Central European Archives


Suocavanje s jugoslovenskim kontroverzama