It was noted, for instance, that the prince ended his own life in a "state of mental derangement" The Habsburgs
initially sought to cover up the suicide as a heart attack.
This well-researched and eminently readable study has much to offer to students of Habsburg
and Polish history but also to readers more generally interested in state building, the Enlightenment, identity formation, and the revolutions of 1848.
By focusing on the policies of imperial government and their effect on the different peoples in the second-largest state in Europe, The Habsburg
Empire: A New History offers a new lens through which to view the history of the Habsburg
Rohrschneider demonstrates how this was accomplished by the Habsburg
use of the Diet in the middle of the eighteenth century as "a platform for the formation, consolidation and functionalization of a following of imperial estates" (299), in part by creating clients through the vehicle of patronage and in part by merging the political self-interest of many lesser states to create a strong pro-Habsburg
party within the Empire.
Rudolph had become King of Germany in 1273, and the dynasty of the House of Habsburg
was truly entrenched in 1276 when Rudolph became ruler of Austria, which the Habsburgs
ruled until 1918.
Critique: A significant contribution to European History reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists, "Beyond Scylla and Charybdis: European Courts and Court Residences outside Habsburg
and Valois/Bourbon Territories 1500-1700" is a truly impressive compendium of articulate and exceptional contributions by a roster of articular and erudite scholars.
Over seven centuries the Habsburgs
had an enduring set of values that lasted into the twentieth century.
When they found themselves engaged in an imperial rivalry with the Habsburgs
in the 1520s, already there were established corsair centers in North Africa.
That's a shame because, in his better moments, Winder comes close to understanding the nature of the Habsburg
enterprise--that bizarre mixture of 'cunning, dimness, luck and brilliance' that defined the family--and the key role of happenstance in sustaining the empire.
history is extremely complex due to many facets including its multiple nationalities.
regarded themselves and were generally accepted as the oldest of Europe's great royal houses and the prestige of the Holy Roman Empire which they had generally ruled for many centuries still clung to them.
Media investor Karl Habsburg
-Lothringen headed the dynasty of the Habsburgs
after the demise of his father Otto Habsburg
-Lothringen, a direct heir to the last emperor of Austro-Hungary Karl Franz Joseph.