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First posted on September 13th 2006, last revised using Dr. Link Check on October 4th 2012






The Duchy of Silesia was part of the Holy Roman Empire since 1146. It later was split into a number of duchies; since 1335/1346 Silesia was regarded one of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown. In 1526 the Habsburg Dynasty acquired Silesia. In 1742, Austria ceded most of Silesia to Prussia; the remnants Austria held on to were hence referred to as Austrian Silesia.

see Administrative History of Silesia
see Economic History of Silesia
see Demographic History of Silesia

Administrative History of Austrian Silesia
Church History of Austrian Silesia
Demographic History of Austrian Silesia
Economic History of Austrian Silesia
Periods in the History of Austrian Silesia

For the history of Austrian Silesia since 1918 see under :

History of Czechoslovakia (1918-1991); Poland
History of the Czech Republic (since 1991)

Historical Atlas : Lands of the Bohemian Crown, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic Pages







WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Article Austrian Silesia, from Wikipedia
Article Österreichisch Schlesien, from Wikipedia German edition
Herzogtum Schlesien (Österreichisch Schlesien), from Deutsche Schutzgebiete, in German
Article Österreichisch Schlesien, from GenWiki, in German
Links, General Kategorie : Österreichisch Schlesien, from GenWiki
Links, on History Kategorie : Österreichisch Schlesien, from GenWiki
Historical Dictionaries K.G. Rumi, Geographisch-statistisches Wörterbuch des österreichischen Kaiserstaates 1809, GB
Timelines
Accounts of History Article Austrian Silesia, from Wikipedia
Article Österreichisch Schlesien, from Wikipedia German edition
Herzogtum Schlesien (Österreichisch Schlesien), from Deutsche Schutzgebiete, in German
Article Österreichisch Schlesien, from GenWiki, in German
Military
Economy & Finances Edgar Bergtein and Christian Brünig, Industriegeschichte in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien (Industrial History in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia), in German
Literatur zum Bergbau in Schlesien, from Boehm-Chronik
Ethnography Austrian Silesia, p.247 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses, Czech R., from Kirken i Norge
Article Roman Catholic Diocese od Ostrava-Opava, from Wikipedia
Article Bistum Ostrau-Troppau, from Wikipedia German edition
History of Regions Political Subdivision of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, by Karel Kysilka (on historical geography)
Article Czech Silesia, Duchy of Teschen, Duchy of Troppau, Hlucin Silesia, from Wikipedia
Article Hultschiner Ländchen, Schlesien (Tschechien), Herzogtum Teschen, Herzogtum Troppau, from Wikipedia German edition
F. Ens, Das Oppaland: oder der Troppauer Kreis, nach seinen geschichtlichen, naturgeschichtlichen, bürgerlichen und örtlichen Gegebenheiten, vol.s 1-2, 1835, vol.4 1837 GB
F.K. Weidmann, Der Troppauer Kreis im Herzogthum Schlesien 1820, GB
E. Kreuzinger. Chronik der alten und neuern Zeit Troppaus 1862, GB
History of Cities Articles Bielsko-Biala : History (Bielitz, Biala), Cieszyn (Teschen), Krnov (Jägerndorf), Opava (Troppau), History of Ostrava (Ostrau), from Wikipedia
Articles Bielsko-Biala : Geschichte (Bielitz, Biala), Cieszyn : Geschichte (Teschen), Krnov : Geschichte (Jägerndorf), Opava : Geschichte (Troppau), Ostrava : Geschichte (Ostrau), from Wikipedia German edition
Jägerndorf, Troppau, from Stiftung Kulturwerk Schlesien
Institutions Structurae : Czech Republic, Poland : Silesian Voivodeship
Biographies
Others

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen, Czech Republic : Silesia by Ben Cahoon
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Czech Rep., from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
Population : Österreich : Mähren und Schlesien 1819-1848, Schlesien 1849-1866, from HGIS
Document Collections Verfassungen des Herzogtums Schlesien (Constitutions of the Duchy of (Austrian) Silesia), from verfassungen.de, in German
Ch.19 : De Scriptoribus Rerum Hungaricarum, Bohemicarum et Silesicarum, pp.512-532 in B.G. Struve, Selecta bibliotheca historica, 1705, in Latin, GB ; a catalogue of narrative historical sources
A. Schmidl, Reisehandbuch durch da Königreich Böhmen, Mähren, Schlesien, Galizien, die Bukowina und nach Jassy, 1836, in German, GB
Historical Maps Moravia, from Sohr-Berghaus, Handatlas, 4th edition 1847, 6th edition 1874, 7th edition 1883, 8th edition 1892, posted by M. Witkam
Map of Moravia 1569 (Fabricius), posted by Austrian National Library, comment in German
Map of Moravia 1712 (segment, Müller), posted by Austrian National Library, comment in German
Map of Moravia 1760 (Vaugondy), posted by It's All Relative
Map of Moravia 1882 (Blackie & Sons), posted by FEEFHS
Road Map of Moravia 1938-1939 (Shell), posted by Landkartenarchiv,comment in German
Map of Moravia c.1887 (Meyer 5th ed.), from Hic Leones
Map : Austria-Hungary (borders of Catholic Dioceses; from Streit, Atlas Hierarchicus 1913), posted by M. Witkam
Encyclopedia Entries Article : Silesia, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914
Articles : Silesia, from Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906
Articles Silesia, Jagerndorf, (Polnisch) Ostrau, Teschen, Troppau, from EB 1911
Articles Schlesien (österreichisches Herzogtum), Bennisch, Freistadt, Freiwaldau, Freudenthal, Jägerndorf, Karwin, (Polnisch) Ostrau, Teschen, Troppau, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 4th edition, 1885-1892, in German
Article Schlesien, from BKGE, in German
Mähren und Oesterreichisch-Schlesien, pp.575-577 in vol.2 of C.Fr. Staeudlin, Kirchliche Geographie u. Statistik, 1804, in German, GB
Archives, Musea, Libraries Archives in the Czech Republic, from OACES, scroll down for Land Archive, Opava; Article Museum Bielsko Biala, from Wikipedia German edition
Österreichisches Staatsarchiv
National Symbols Coat of Arms, from Hic Leones (Meyer 5th ed., c.1887)
Coins Search Coin Archives for Teschen, Jagerndorf
Others

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliography Ceska Historica Bibliografie
Geschichte Schlesiens, description by Degener Verlag, in German
Schlesien, from Bibliographie zum Deutschen Adel
Schlesien Bibliographie, from GenWiki
Literatur zum Bergbau in Schlesien, from Boehm-Chronik
Online Libraries
Supra-Regional Accounts Derek Sayer, The Coasts of Bohemia, A Czech History, Princeton : Univ. Press 1998, 442 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. 943.71 S274t
Fritz Peter Habel, Die Sudetendeutschen (The Sudeten Germans), München : Langen Müller (1992) 3rd, enlarged edition 2002 , in German [G]
General Accounts Ch. d'Elvert, Die Verfassung und Verwaltung von oesterreichisch-schlesien .. (1854) in German, posted on Internet Archive
K. Grünberg, Die Bauernbefreiung und die Auflösung des gutsherrlich-bäuerlichen Verhaltnisses in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien (1894) in German, vol.1, vol.2, posted on Internet Archive
Regional, Local History
Sources Ch. d'Elvert (ed.), Mährische und schlesische Chroniken (1861) in German, posted on Internet Archive
Historical Dictionaries Jiri Hochman, Historical Dictionary of the Czech State, London : Scarecrow 1998, 272 pp., KMLA Lib.Sign. R 943.71 H686h