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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.

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This is a history of the rise to power and eventual decline of the Habsburg empire. This episode in history covers three centuries and traces their area of influence of almost all the countries of Europe. Material from both Spanish and Austrian archives has been used for this book.

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"Splendidly rich...required reading for anyone who hopes to understand the real Europe."—Daily Telegraph.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-368) and index.

About the Author

Andrew Wheatcroft has written and lectured widely on European and Middle Eastern history. His books include The Ottomans and The Hapsburgs.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Maps

Introduction to the Penguin Edition

Acknowledgments

Preface

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

Notes

Sources and Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140236347
Author:
Wheatcroft, Andrew
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
History
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Austria & Hungary
Subject:
Habsburg, house of
Subject:
Europe - Austria & Hungary
Subject:
World History-Austria
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 26 (fisheries)
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.81x5.11x1.12 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140236347 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a history of the rise to power and eventual decline of the Habsburg empire. This episode in history covers three centuries and traces their area of influence of almost all the countries of Europe. Material from both Spanish and Austrian archives has been used for this book.
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"Splendidly rich...required reading for anyone who hopes to understand the real Europe."—Daily Telegraph.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-368) and index.
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