To illustrate how the emperorAEs actions affected peasants who fought in World War I, the author compares the stories of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary and Samuel MolzolA k (the authorAEs wifeAEs grandfather), a Slovak peasant in the country, from the perspective of the Eastern Theater of operations, as well as telling the story of the Habsburg
Empire and German Kaiser Wilhelm II and Russian Tsar Nicholas II.
The veil of secrecy that followed Mary's death was so clinical, however, that her name would not appear in any Viennese newspaper for 29 years, until the curtain finally fell on the Habsburg
monarchy in 1918.
The chief failing of the Habsburg
army was its poverty and lack of drive.
Like the EU, though, the Habsburg
Empire ran into trouble because it had a centralising tendency that often rubbed its subjects up the wrong way.
There are few if any works in any language which sum up so effectively the horrors of war, but more relevantly, it outlines the ways in which Habsburg
politics, society and morality failed to overcome the challenges of the crisis after 1914, and identifies the connections between the First World War and the rise of Fascism--down to the idea that political amnesia about the horror of war would mean that, in the hinterland, in the minds of the people, the war would not cease.
Critique: Enhanced with the inclusion of a twenty-four page Bibliography, a four page listing of the contributors and their credentials, and a nine page Index, "Understanding Multiculturalism: The Habsburg
Central European Experience" is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to college and university library collections.
Archduke Von Habsburg
conferred two commemorative medals on the Premier's representatives.
The event was attended by Archduke SEindor Von Habsburg
and his wife Archduchess Herta Margarete, senior members of the Habsburg
Family and more than 200 guests.
The author consistently draws our attention to the liberal features of the Habsburg
Monarchy at key moments in its history: the origins of imperial reform began under the reign of Maria Theresa whose centralizing policies increased state revenue in response to mid-eighteenth-century European military conflicts.
But, what were the strategies of the 'others'--the independent, though less dominant European courts beyond the Habsburg
and Valois/Bourbon spheres?
He then travels the Habsburg
imperial line across the Semmering Pass.
The Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi"), the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916) is now the dominant Habsburg