Ph.D.

Petr Maťa

petr.mata(at)oeaw.ac.at
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Petr Maťa is a research associate in the research unit History of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Brief Biography


Petr Maťa studied history and historical auxiliary sciences at Charles University in Prague where he received his PhD. He was a visiting scholar and project researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig, and from 2002 to 2005 coordinator of a Czech-German post-graduate programme (Prague–Saarbrücken). He has been based in Vienna since 2006, firstly as a Lise Meitner fellow; from 2008 to 2018 he was employed as a non-tenured assistant professor (Universitätsassistent) at the Institute of History and the Institute of Austrian Historical Research at the University of Vienna. From 2012 to 2013, he was a EURIAS fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University in Budapest, as well as visiting professor at the CEU (winter trimester 2017). In March 2018, he joined the Institute of Habsburg and Balkan Studies and is co-editor of the compendium project 'Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit’ . He is also working on a post-doctoral thesis that will compare the provincial diets and political culture of the Estates in the Bohemian and Austrian lands of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Research Interests


Period: early modern period
Area: Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: regional grounding of Habsburg rule, provincial Estates and diets, cultural, social and religious history of the aristocracy, history of administration, fiscal-military state, multilingualism, Catholic notions of the afterlife in the era of confessionalism, autograph letters of Leopold I.

Selected Publications


  • Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit I: Hof und Dynastie, Kaiser und Reich, Zentralverwaltungen, Kriegswesen und landesfürstliches Finanzwesen, 2 Bände (= Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Ergänzungsband 62/1–2), hgg. Michael Hochedlinger, Petr Mat'a und Thomas Winkelbauer, Wien 2019.
  • Katrin Keller, Petr Maťa, Martin Scheutz (Hg.), Adel und Religion in der frühneuzeitlichen Habsburgermonarchie (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 68, Wien 2017). Inhaltsverzeichnis
  • Petr Maťa, The false Orsini from over the Alps: Negotiating aristocratic identity in late medieval and early modern Europe. Römische historische Mitteilungen 55 (2013) 155–218.
  • Petr Maťa, Thomas Winkelbauer (Hg.), Die Habsburgermonarchie 1620 bis 1740. Leistungen und Grenzen des Absolutismusparadigmas (Forschungen zur Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Mitteleuropa 24, Stuttgart 2006). Inhaltsverzeichnis
  • Petr Maťa, Svět české aristokracie (1500–1700) [Die Welt der böhmischen Aristokratie, 1500-1700] (Praha 2004). Magnesia Litera-Preis 2005

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Editions and Collections

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Articles

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Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit I: Hof und Dynastie, Kaiser und Reich, Zentralverwaltungen, Kriegswesen und landesfürstliches Finanzwesen, 2 Bände (= Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Ergänzungsband 62/1-2), hgg. Michael Hochedlinger, Petr Mat'a und Thomas Winkelbauer, Wien 2019.