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The Habsburgs.

Author: Dorothy Gies McGuigan
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Personal lives of a royal family that made history for six centuries.
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McGuigan, Dorothy Gies.
Habsburgs.
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday [1966]
(OCoLC)600228961
Named Person: House of Habsburg; House of Habsburg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Gies McGuigan
OCLC Number: 1358359
Description: xiv, 462 pages genealogical tables, maps (on lining papers) plates, portraits 24 cm
Contents: I. Habsburg ancestor --
II. Habsburgs in the marriage market: Maximilian I --
The wedding in Burgundy --
The dowry --
Troubles and glory --
Brides lost and won --
Kaiser Max: His image --
The Spanish marriage: Philip the handsome and Juana the mad --
The children of Malines --
Durer's last portrait --
III. The one world of Charles V --
Heir to the world --
Family matters --
A momentous election --
The seamless coat --
Years of triumph --
The padlocked heart --
The seamless coat torn --
Brothers' quarrel --
Exile --
IV. Austrian and Spanish cousins --
Ferdinand's family --
The Turkish Scimitar --
heresy in the family circle --
Archduke Ferdinand and Philippina Welser --
Young Maximilian gives in --
Last days of Ferdinand --
A Spanish education --
Maximilian II, a Via Media --
A question of breeding --
The court of Rudolf II --
Matthias: Monarch of the Seven M's --
V. Habsburgs at bay: Protestant and Turk --
Ferdinand II --
A wartime bride --
Leopold I: An unwilling emperor --
The great siege of Vienna --
VI. In a Baroque world --
VII. Problems of inheritance --
A new king for Spain --
Problems and pleasure of Charles VI --
VIII. The great empress --
A new queen --
The Landesmutter --
Maria Theresia's chastity commission --
Absolutism in the nursery --
Last letter to the queen of France --
IX. Joseph II: The poor man's emperor --
Tastes of a simple man --
Changing the world --
Making of a throne heir --
Epitaph for Joseph --
X. Wars and waltzes: Napoleonic times --
The short reign of Leopold II --
Franz II vs. Napoleon --
Domestic life in wartime --
Family reunion --
XI. Kings on holiday: The dancing congress --
Opening of the congress --
Hofburg house party --
Disagreements and duels --
End of the dance --
XII. Mr. Biedermeier and his times --
Franz the Good, Ferdinand the good-natured --
Biedermeier romances --
Revolution and abdication --
XIII. Franz Josef: A long reign begins --
Young Franz Josef --
Empress Elizabeth --
Learning to rule --
Kaiserstadt --
Maximilian in Mexico --
Family life in the seventies --
XIV. The tragedy at Mayerlling --
A new throne heir: Rudolf --
Mary Vetsera --
Conspiracy of silence --
XV. Hofburg finale --
Elizabeth in mourning --
A friend for Franz Josef --
Uncle and nephew --
Turn-of-the-century Vienna --
Twilight --
Sarajevo --
Death of an emperor --
XVI. Curtain fall for the Habsburgs.

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Personal lives of a royal family that made history for six centuries.

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