Twilight of the Habsburgs; The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph

Twilight of the Habsburgs; The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph

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by Alan Palmer, Alan Palmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871136651

ISBN-13: 9780871136657

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.


No ruler in modern times reigned in full sovereignty for as long as Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Slavonia. Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was center stage in Europe throughout the dramatic era in which Italy and Germany emerged as united nation states. His personal decisions were…  See more details below

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No ruler in modern times reigned in full sovereignty for as long as Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Slavonia. Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was center stage in Europe throughout the dramatic era in which Italy and Germany emerged as united nation states. His personal decisions were vital both to the outcome of the Crimean War and to the onset of World War I, sixty years later. Far more than a biography of a great ruler, Twilight of the Habsburgs is a social, cultural, political, and military history of Europe from the end of the Napoleonic era to the assassination at Sarajevo. "Just the right balance between the story of Francis Joseph's life and the history of his times." -- The New York Times Book Review; "Excellent and absorbing . . . A compelling read." -- Evening Standard (London).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871136657
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
813,151
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.16(d)

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Twilight of the Habsburgs; The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Gamma46 More than 1 year ago
Purchased this for my husband. He felt this history was quite educational. Makes one wonder how the average European coped with the constant chaotic political turmoil.