The Habsburgs

No dynasty of the Western World lends itself dramatically to personal history than the Habsburgs, an aristocratic line which produced women and children in all history In addition to their vital involvement with the military, political, religious, and matrimonial affairs of Western Europe for six hundred years, the Habsburgs excelled in their penchants for art and muNo dynasty of the Western World lends itself dramatically to personal history than the Habsburgs, an aristocratic line which produced women and children in all history In addition to their vital involvement with the military, political, religious, and matrimonial affairs of Western Europe for six hundred years, the Habsburgs excelled in their penchants for art and music, for literature and architecture, for philosophy and scientific investigation for the princely sports of hunting and falconing, for wit, wine, food, dancing, and affairs of the heart They were collectors of crowns, palaces, jewels and zoos.Throughout the fantastic range of their exploits, they never ceased to be a family, bound together by ties of affection, tradition, and respect as strong as their blood lines In the most desperate straits, they turned unerringly to each other Down their long history runs a strain of gallantry, the quality of noblesse oblige, a taste for the splendid gesture, which set the Habsburgs apart.In this multi biography, based on the impeccable scholarship that renders the chronicle historically accurate, Dorothy Gies McGuigan presents a warm and winning picture of the Habsburgs as human beings noble, fallible, wise and foolish.
The Habsburgs No dynasty of the Western World lends itself dramatically to personal history than the Habsburgs an aristocratic line which produced women and children in all history In addition to their vital invol

  • Title: The Habsburgs
  • Author: Dorothy Gies McGuigan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The progenitor of the House of Habsburg may have been Guntram the Rich, a count in the Breisgau who lived in the th century, and forewith farther back as the early medieval Adalrich, Duke of Alsace, father of the Etichonids from which Habsburg derives His grandson Radbot, Count of Habsburg founded the Habsburg Castle, after which the Habsburgs are named. House of Habsburg European dynasty Britannica As the German princes had not cared to give Rudolf adequate support against Otakar, he did not feel bound to them and set out to acquire Before explaining what the Habsburgs owed dynastically to Maximilian, mention can be made of a physical peculiarity characteristic of the House of Habsburg from Habsburg Monarchy The Habsburg Monarchy German Habsburgermonarchie also Habsburg Empire, Austrian Monarchy or Danube Monarchy is an unofficial umbrella term among historians for the countries and provinces that were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg between and and then by the successor branch of Habsburg Lorraine until . Royalty The Habsburgs Movies About the Habsburgs These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences Fall of Eagles.In the late th century, three ruling houses dominated Europe the Hapsburgs of Austria Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia, and Hohenzollerns of Germany. The Habsburg dynasty in the Czech lands and the Austrian Czech History during the Habsburg Dynasty From Ferdinand I of Habsburg and Rudolf II to Marie Therese and Josef II. The Habsburgs were monarchs who were physically deformed A gallery of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful monarchies to control Europe for almost years Through constant inbreeding, the Habsburgs displayed Habsburgs Die Welt der Habsburger All the members of the Habsburg dynasty Read biographical notes and explore the historical context. The Habsburg Jaw And The Cost Of Royal Inbreeding Their rule in Spain may have officially begun in , but the Habsburgs, originally of German and Austrian extraction, had been controlling various regions of Europe since the th century. The End of a Dynasty How Inbreeding Doomed the House of The Royal House of Habsburg, one of the most powerful dynasties of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, reigned over much of Europe for centuries. The double headed eagle the omnipresent emblem of the As lords of the air , eagles were always taken as a favourite identification symbol for rulers But an eagle with two heads In the lands of the former Habsburg Monarchy, the double headed eagle is the quintessential emblem of Habsburg dominion.

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    1. I just could not seem to get very interested in this book and it wasn't because of the subject since I am a voracious reader of European history. I think it was the style in which it was written. was almost gossipy rather than serious history. The Habsburgs were the longest reigning royal house in European history and much of the major incidents that occurred during their reign were given short shrift in favor of what they were wearing and what was served at various banquets. The author related [...]

    2. Ein sehr spannendes Buch über die Habsburger Monarchie, die von 1273 bis 1918 dauerte. Am Interessantesten waren für mich die letzten 200 Jahre, denn in diesem Zeitraum herrschte Maria Theresia, die ihren Kampf mit Friedrich dem Großen hatte; oder Franz I mit Napoleon Bonaparte. Franz I verließ sich auf Metternich (Wolfram Siebert schrieb über ihn eine ausgezeichnete Biographie). Und Franz Josef war mit der schwierigen Sisi verheiratet, deren Spuren wir in der Hofburg und auf der Insel Korf [...]

    3. Dieses Buch fasst die Geschichte der Habsburger als Herrscherfamilie auf 627 Seiten zusammen. Angefangen mit der Wahl Rudolfs I zum König des Heiligen Römischen Reiches bis hin zum Tod von Karl I, dem letzten Kaiser von Österreich, wird der Leser hier mitgenommen auf einem Marsch durch die Geschichte, bei dem nicht nur die gekrönten Häupter vorgestellt werden, sondern auch auf deren jeweilige Geschwister, Ehegatten und/oder Verlobten, Kinder und hin und wieder auch Geliebten, Angestellte, U [...]

    4. To produce an aristocratic dynasty able to maintain power in an array of European courts for 600 years, the prolific Habsburgs remained always a close family, bound together by respect, tradition, and affection as strong as their blood lines. The first to hit the big time, Count Rudolf von Habsburg, was a relative nonentity — and therefore the perfect compromise choice as Holy Roman Emperor in 1273. But the Electors badly underestimated him: Rudolf was a superb politician, a master of conniver [...]

    5. It's not easy to give a satisfactory portrait of more than four hundred years of Habsburg history in a mere four hundred pages, but McGuigan does a most creditable job of it. The Habsburgs is reliable but not particularly scholarly and certainly not academic history; but rather it is a lively, well written account of this extraordinary long-lived dynasty, full of intriguing and often admirable people. McGuigan's main interest is in those people. While politics, economics, history, etc. are by no [...]

    6. Game of Thrones must be inspired by the Habsburg dynasty! This book also makes more sense out of works like Prisoner of Zenda. History is so much juicier than fiction

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