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Twilight of the Habsburgs : the life and times of Emperor Francis Joseph

Author: Alan Palmer
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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No ruler in modern times reigned in full sovereignty for as long as Francis Joseph emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Slavonia. Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was center stage in Europe throughout the dramatic era in which Italy and Germany emerged as united nation states. His personal decisions were vital both to the outcome of the Crimean War and to
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria; Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria; François-Joseph, (empereur d'Autriche ;; Kaiser I ) Franz Joseph (Österreich; Franz Joseph, Österreich Kaiser
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Palmer
ISBN: 0802115608 9780802115607 0871136651 9780871136657
OCLC Number: 31604501
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Schönbrunn 1830 --
A Biedermeier boyhood --
Year of revolution --
Apotheosis of the army --
Marriage --
"It's my pleasure" --
Italy without Radetzky --
"Power remains in my hands" --
In Bismarck's shadow --
The Holy Crown of St. Stephen --
Facing both ways --
A glimmer of light --
The Herzegovina and Bosnia --
Father and son --
Golden epoch --
Mayerling and after --
Spared nothing --
The Belvedere --
Two journeys to Sarajevo --
War --
Schönbrunn 1916 --
Into history.
Responsibility: Alan Palmer.

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