Military cultures of violence, as characterised by the two ‘Great Turkish Wars’ (1683–1718) –
The Habsburg and Ottoman armies in comparison
Chronologically, the earliest conflicts examined in the context of the project are the two “Great Turkish Wars” of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. These ‘classic’ Turkish wars offer the possibility of scrutinizing the central military contest between Habsburg and Ottoman armies in the early modern period. The project aims at analyzing the military cultures of violence in a comparative way. Both individual projects have developed a set of analytical categories to examine both the practices of violence within armies, and forms of violence perpetrated by regular armed forces. This approach is intended to interweave military and war history approaches and to discuss the topic beyond national historical narratives, also against the background of "modern military history".