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The Habsburgs No dynasty of the Western World lends itself dramatically to personal history than the Habsburgs, an aristocratic line which produced women and children in all history In addition to their vital involvement with the military, political, religious, and matrimonial affairs of Western Europe for six hundred years, the Habsburgs excelled in their penchants for art and music, for literature and architecture, for philosophy and scientific investigation for the princely sports of hunting and falconing, for wit, wine, food, dancing, and affairs of the heart They were collectors of crowns, palaces, jewels and zoosThroughout the fantastic range of their exploits, they never ceased to be a family, bound together by ties of affection, tradition, and respect as strong as their blood lines In the most desperate straits, they turned unerringly to each other Down their long history runs a strain of gallantry, the quality of noblesse oblige, a taste for the splendid gesture, which set the Habsburgs apartIn this multi biography, based on the impeccable scholarship that renders the chronicle historically accurate, Dorothy Gies McGuigan presents a warm and winning picture of the Habsburgs as human beings noble, fallible, wise and foolish Ein sehr spannendes Buch ber die Habsburger Monarchie, die von 1273 bis 1918 dauerte Am Interessantesten waren f r mich die letzten 200 Jahre, denn in diesem Zeitraum herrschte Maria Theresia, die ihren Kampf mit Friedrich dem Gro en hatte oder Franz I mit Napoleon Bonaparte Franz I verlie sich auf Metternich Wolfram Siebert schrieb ber ihn eine ausgezeichnete Biographie Und Franz Josef war mit der schwierigen Sisi verheiratet, deren Spuren wir in der Hofburg und auf der Insel Korfu ver Ein sehr spannendes Buch ber die Habsburger Monarchie, die von 1273 bis 1918 dauerte Am Interessantesten waren f r mich die letzten 200 Jahre, denn in diesem Zeitraum herrschte Maria Theresia, die ihren Kampf mit Friedrich dem Gro en hatte oder Franz I mit Napoleon Bonaparte Franz I verlie sich auf Metternich Wolfram Siebert schrieb ber ihn eine ausgezeichnete Biographie Und Franz Josef war mit der schwierigen Sisi verheiratet, deren Spuren wir in der Hofburg und auf der Insel Korfu verfolgten Und alle Kaiser Pers nlichkeiten endeten in der Kaisergruft in der Kapuzinerkirche, die wir ebenfalls besucht haben I just could not seem to get very interested in this book and it wasn t because of the subject since I am a voracious reader of European history I think it was the style in which it was written..it was almost gossipy rather than serious history The Habsburgs were the longest reigning royal house in European history and much of the major incidents that occurred during their reign were given short shrift in favor of what they were wearing and what was served at various banquets The author re I just could not seem to get very interested in this book and it wasn t because of the subject since I am a voracious reader of European history I think it was the style in which it was written..it was almost gossipy rather than serious history The Habsburgs were the longest reigning royal house in European history and much of the major incidents that occurred during their reign were given short shrift in favor of what they were wearing and what was served at various banquets The author related individual reactions and conversations of the various major players when she could not possible know those details.it waslike historic fiction Many pages are dedicated to the tragedy at Mayerling While important in the dynastic scheme of inheritance , it was certainly not the defining event in the Habsburg reign There certainly were some interesting historical sections but overall, I was disappointed Game of Thrones must be inspired by the Habsburg dynasty This book also makessense out of works like Prisoner of Zenda History is so much juicier than fiction

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