Thanks, thats very interesting. I looked in vain to see if they had the Kraus book on archive.org but it came up a blank. Im guessing it never made it into English?
Ive been watching Simon Seebag Montifiore's recent series on the Hapsburg's, and it was interesting to reflect how most of their territory was made from successful marriages, not military success. In fact most of their military success seemed to come when they had other nations, such as Poland, doing their fighting for them. There doesnt seem to me to be the kind of long established military tradition compared perhaps to the Prussians, or am I being unfair here?