The paper deals with the role of Joseph von Hormayr in shaping the ideology of resistance against the revolution basing on the Tyrolean regional history material. Works of the historian and his participation in preparing the propagandist materials contributed to constructing the image of Tyrol as a “Holy land” of Austria, presented the people of Tyrol as “the very loyal subjects of the Emperor”. It was all accompanied with demonization of the Franco-Bavarian rule as “unjust” and “violent”. Hormayr made a strong emphasis on a voluntary merging of Tyrol into Habsburg monarchy, on Roman-Catholic Church and its political influence, and on the local inhabitants as defendants of Austria earlier. The material turned into a basis for 1809-1810 rebellion ideology, and for the “War of the German honor” initiated by reformists in Vienna at that time. Ideas of Hormayr became a basis for dynastic patriotism and Austrian conservatism, also placing a strong impact on Romanticism as a phenomenon in literature and historiography.