The Habsburgs

The Habsburgs

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by Andrew Wheatcroft
     
 

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The Habsburgs have been described at one extreme as demons – responsible for a ‘long history of atrocities’; and, at the other, as dodos – living fossils unable to adapt to the modern world. In reality, the flamboyant royal family appear, in many ways, to have behaved much like most other monarchies. Their story, however, is none the less

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The Habsburgs have been described at one extreme as demons – responsible for a ‘long history of atrocities’; and, at the other, as dodos – living fossils unable to adapt to the modern world. In reality, the flamboyant royal family appear, in many ways, to have behaved much like most other monarchies. Their story, however, is none the less enthralling for that. It is populated by such unforgettable figures as mad Queen Juana, progressing through Spain with her husband’s decaying body; the ‘heroically fertile’ Maria Theresa, and the quixotic Maximilian, ‘Emperor’ of Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140236347
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
354,780
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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