While administering their European holdings, the Hapsburgs
also collected --through marriage, trade and exchange--the kind of exotic objects that other powers were stockpiling through conquest, among other means.
It was taken down by the Fascists and symbolises the local freedom and autonomy that this city enjoyed under the Hapsburgs
In the early nineteenth century, before Maria Theresa became empress, the Hapsburgs
had extended legal civic equality to men and women of all social classes, but legal equality did not imply social equality and cultural equality.
The fabled Hussars, the mounted cavalry who fought for the Hapsburgs
, were Hungarian.
Monarchical ties to the Roman Papacy in both the late Trastamara and early Hapsburg
dynasties made the Conquest a necessarily Catholic responsibility, at least officially founded upon a Christian cosmovision.
The Veneto was reunited to Italy in 1866 after more than a half century of administration by the Hapsburg
Politicians of both left and right still preside over the bloated bureaucracies inherited from the communists (and the Hapsburgs
before them), and over a paralyzing corruption that has more to do with democratic institutions than Porter cares to acknowledge.
Published in the United States, where she was then living, it too lifted the stone on assorted 'scandals' in the dynasty, though Snyder, with his broad yet analytical tale, offers much more: ultimately he is in sympathy with the approach of the Hapsburgs
to dilemmas that still face Europe.
In a sense, the gesture marked payment of a historical debt, because from the time of the Counter Reformation no nation had defended Catholicism in Europe more ferociously than Austria under the Hapsburgs
DRACULA'S Castle in Romania, seized by communists in 1948, is to be handed back to the Hapsburgs
ruled Romania for a period starting in the late 17th century.
Prior to this book he wrote The Ottomans and The Hapsburgs