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  • Published: 26 September 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140236347
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Habsburgs


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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.

  • Pub date: 26 September 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140236347
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the Author

Andrew Wheatcroft

Andrew Wheatcroft is the author of many books on early modern and modern history, including The Ottomans (1995), The Habsburgs (1996) and Infidels (2003). During the writing of The Enemy at the Gate, he has researched in Austria, Germany, France, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, and the USA. His previous books have been translated into eleven languages. He is based in Dumfriesshire, and is Professor, and Director of The Centre for Publishing Studies, at the University of Stirling.

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