The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew WheatcroftThe Habsburgs: Embodying Empire by Andrew Wheatcroft

The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire

byAndrew Wheatcroft

Paperback | May 1, 1997

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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.
Andrew Wheatcroft has written and lectured widely on European and Middle Eastern history. His books include The Ottomans and The Hapsburgs.
Title:The Habsburgs: Embodying EmpireFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140236341

ISBN - 13:9780140236347

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction to the Penguin Edition
1. The Castle of the Hawk: 1020-1300
2. Cosa Nostra (Our Cause): 1300-1400
3. Universal Empire (1400-1500)
4. El Dorado (The Golden One): 1550-1550
5. A War to the Last Extremity : 1550-1660
6. Felix Austria—the Happy State: 1660-1790
7. The Last Cavalier: 1790-1916
8. Finis Austraie: The End?: 1916-1995
Family Trees: The House of Habsburg, 1000-1922
Sources and Bibliography

From Our Editors

For more than six centuries, the strange and defiant Habsburg family ruled a polyglot empire sprawling from Audstria to the Adriatic Sea, from North Africa to Mexico. Researcher Andrew Wheatcroft shows how the dynasty's mystical vision and unsurpassed political acumen culminated in the culture that produced 20th-century giants such as Freud and Hitler. 16 pages of photographs