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Size of Horses in the Habsburg Military, 1781-1820 (ICPSR 4364)

Principal Investigator(s): Komlos, John, University of Munich


This data collection was designed to ascertain the size of horses in the Habsburg Military. The data supply information on the horses' height, color, age, and date of birth, as well as on archival source of data (register, signature) and provenance.

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Study Description


Komlos, John. SIZE OF HORSES IN THE HABSBURG MILITARY, 1781-1820. ICPSR04364-v1. Munich, Germany: John Komlos, University of Munich, Department of Economics [producer], 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04364.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04364.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    military records

Geographic Coverage:    Austria, Europe, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1781--1820

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989

Universe:    Horses procured by the Habsburg Military.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Variables 'anmerkun' and 'heft' were removed from the dataset and appended to the codebook as separate text files. (2) A unique record identifier ('ID') was created to match dataset cases with appended text files. (3) While missing data codes were standardized for numeric variables 'enliyear', 'regiment', 'karton', and 'age_at_p', missing data for string variables 'gender' and 'marks' remain as blanks.


Sample:    Random sampling was used.

Data Source:

Austrian State Archives, Vienna, Military Branch (Oesterreichisches Staatsarchiv, Kriegsarchiv), Musterlisten, Dragoner Regiment Nr. 4, 1781-1820

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2006-03-06

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