Twilight of the Habsburgs: The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph :: Alan Palmer soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (1); List of sources; Genealogical tables;
From the cover: 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, Slavonia and many other lands, too.
Titular master of central Europe from 1848 until 1916, he was centre 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 the onset of World War I, sixty years later. Although he was an autocrat who believed in the Habsburg dynastic mission to provide eleven distinct nationalities with a cohesive unity, he was also a family man of simple tastes; and in old age he was revered in his Au…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xii) 388 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my History Austria catalogue?