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

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Juraj Balić

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The regions of Lika and Krbava present one of 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 for the Habsburg authorities because of the defiant nature of the inhabitants who persistently defended their rights and privileges. Like many other Grenzer, the Lycanians, as they are referred to in the contemporary British newspapers, initiated revolts when 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 Austrian War of 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.

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BALIĆ, Juraj. In her Majesty’s Service: Newspaper Reports on the Lycanian Grenzer during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748). Povijesni prilozi, [S.l.], v. 54, june 2018. ISSN 1848-9087. Available at: <http://pp.isp.hr/?journal=PP&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=72>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.22586/pp.v54i1.72.
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