Metternich: The First European

byDesmond Seward

Paperback | July 21, 2015

Metternich: The First European by Desmond Seward
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''Few characterisations are as refreshing and positive as Seward''s... The book relies heavily on Metternich''s personal and state papers and contains superb sections on his rather tragic daily life.''
Library Journal

''This book helps us to see Metternich''s achievement and his personality.''
Washington Times

For a third of a century, from 1814 until 1848, the Austrian Empire was the strongest state in Europe: not only the Habsburg territories but German and Italy were ruled from Vienna.

Throughout this period, the Imperial chancellor was Clemens von Metternich who, through his brilliant diplomacy maintained Austria''s dominance.

He had brought the empire through the Napoleonic maelstrom and his diplomatic genius at the Congress of Vienna ensured there would not be another continental war for a hundred years - he played a key role in creating the European Alliance, precursor of the League of Nations and NATO.

Among the greatest of nineteenth century statesmen, his hatred of war and chauvinism should never be forgotten.
Desmond Seward is best known for The Monks of War (1972), The Wars of the Roses (1995) - both republished by the Folio Society - and A Brief History of the Hundred Years War that has stayed in print in Britain and the United States since its publication in 1978. However, his own favourites among his books are Old Puglia: A Portrait of ...
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Title:Metternich: The First EuropeanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.94 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.94 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:Thistle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910198951

ISBN - 13:9781910198957

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''Few characterisations are as refreshing and positive as Seward''s... The book relies heavily on Metternich''s personal and state papers and contains superb sections on his rather tragic daily life.'' Library Journal ''This book helps us to see Metternich''s achievement and his personality.'' Washington Times For a third of a century, from 1814 until 1848, the Austrian Empire was the strongest state in Europe: not only the Habsburg territories but German and Italy were ruled from Vienna. Throughout this period, the Imperial chancellor was Clemens von Metternich who, through his brilliant diplomacy maintained Austria''s dominance. He had brought the empire through the Napoleonic maelstrom and his diplomatic genius at the Congress of Vienna ensured there would not be another continental war for a hundred years - he played a key role in creating the European Alliance, precursor of the League of Nations and NATO. Among the greatest of nineteenth century statesmen, his hatred of war and chauvinism should never be forgotten.