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Hi! I'm Annette from Austria! :) I've looked through the books on your shelf and found that you have a lot of very interesting ones. I'm impressed, you've read quite a bit about Austrian history, btw. ;)
Would you mind letting me know if you liked "The Sound of Language" (on your "reading" list)? I never heard about it before, but I think it looks good.
Brewer-Ward, Daniel A. The House of Habsburg: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Empress Maria Theresia. Clearfield, 1996.
Crankshaw, Edward. The Fall of the House of Habsburg. Sphere Books Limited, London, 1970. (first published by Longmans in 1963)
Evans, Robert J. W. The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550–1700: An Interpretation. Clarendon Press, 1979.
McGuigan, Dorothy Gies. The Habsburgs. Doubleday, 1966.
Palmer, Alan. Napoleón and Marie Louise Ariel Mexico, 2003.
Wandruszka, Adam. The House of Habsburg: Six Hundred Years of a European Dynasty. Doubleday, 1964 (Greenwood Press, 1975).
Robert John Weston Evans, The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1550–1700: An Interpretation, Oxford University Press, 1979. ISBN 0-19-873085-3.
Flashman and the Tiger by George MacDonald Fraser
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 by Frederic Morton
The Fall of the House of Habsburg by Edward Crankshaw
Twilight of the Habsburgs: The Life and Times of Emperor… by Alan Palmer
The eagles die: Franz Joseph, Elisabeth, and their Austria by George R. Marek
Golden fleece; the story of Franz Joseph & Elizabeth of… by Bertita Harding
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria - A Biography by Joseph Redlich
The Pomp and Politics of Patriotism: Imperial Celebrations… by Daniel L. Unowsky
Verona e Vienna : gli arsenali dell'Imperatore :… by Lino Vittorio Bozzetto
The Puppet Crown (1901)
by Harold MacGrath (Author)
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 634 KB
Print Length: 276 pages
Publisher: B2BZone (May 21, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918
by Kann (Author) "The permanent affiliation of the Habsburg dynasty, the ruling house in the German Alpine hereditary lands, with the lands of the Bohemian and Hungarain-Croatian crowns..."
Paperback: 661 pages
Publisher: University of California Press (1 July 1992)
'An impressive achievement in a task of extraordinary difficulty...The outstanding asset of this work does not consist in its comprehensiveness and objectivity, however, nor even in the wide knowledge and special expertise Kann can bring to bear from his early legal training, his formidable scholarship on the nationalities question, and his keen critical appreciation of the diverse cultures of the monarchy. Its greatest merit derives from the author's determination always to ask fundamental questions, his care to discriminate between surface phenomena and deeper causes, his skill in finding significant patterns in an apparently chaotic welter of events, his facility for perceptive and penetrating distinctions and generalizations. In short, he tried with considerable success to tell what really happened in history rather than simply what obviously happened'
The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918: A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
A J P Taylor (Author)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (27 Sep 1990)
A history of the Habsburg monarchy from the end of the Holy Roman Empire to the monarchy's dissolution in 1918. The book offers an insight into the problems inherent in the attempt to give peace, stability and common loyalty to a hetergeneous population.
About the Author
A.J.P. Taylor (1906-1990) was one of the most controversial historians of the twentieth century. He served as a lecturer at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford, and London.
The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe
Andrew Wheatcroft (Author)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pimlico (6 Aug 2009)
In 1683, two empires - the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna - came face to face in the culmination of a 250-year power struggle: the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls the choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be enslaved or ruthlessly slaughtered. Both sides remained resolute, sustained by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by the grace of God. Eastern invaders had always threatened the West, but the memory of the Turks, to whom the West's ancient and deep fear of the East is viscerally attached, remains vivid and powerful. Long before their 1453 conquest of Constantinople, the Turks had raised the art of war to heights not seen since the Roman Empire.Although their best recorded and most infamous attack, the 1683 siege was the historical culmination, not the extent, of the Turks' sustained attempt to march westwards and finally obtain the city they had long called 'The Golden Apple'. Their defeat was to mark the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Empire. With Turkey now seeking to re-orient itself towards the west and a new generation of politicians exploiting the residual fear and tensions between East and West, "The Enemy at the Gate" provides a timely and masterful account of this most complex and epic of conflicts.
About the Author
Andrew Wheatcroft is the author of many books on early modern and modern history, and most recently The Ottomans (1995) and The Habsburgs (1996). During the writing of Infidels, on which he has been working for more than seventeen years, he has researched in Austria, Bahrain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, the UAE, and the USA. His previous books have been translated into over ten languages. He is based in Dumfriesshire, and is currently Director of The Centre for Publishing Studies.
Beyond Nationalism: A Social and Political History of the Habsburg Officer Corps 1848-1918
István Deák (Author)
Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: OUP USA (19 July 1990)
István Deák examines the Habsburg officer corps and the way in which it became the foremost preserver of the multi-ethnic Austro-Hungarian empire from the mid-nineteeth century to the empire's defeat in 1918. The officer corps was an important cohesive force in the empire, for it created a unified and loyal army from recruits representing all the different nationalities and ethnic groups of Austro-Hungary. The policies, character, social structure, and self-image of the Habsburg army have been neglected in the extensive literature on the origins of the First World War. Deák provides the most comprehensive social and cultural portrait to date of this important institution.