The Habsburgs Paperback – May 1 1997
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Andrew Wheatcroft has written and lectured widely on European and Middle Eastern history. His books include The Ottomans and The Hapsburgs.
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Furthermore, the author does not take the time to fully differentiate between Holy Roman Emperors, kings, and other important Habsburgs. To do this you need to look at the family tree in the back of the book, but it is so small, packed and written in such tiny font, that it is too time consuming to find everyone you are looking for. And many of the interesting Habsburgs highlighted in Amazon's blurb about the book, barely get a mention in the actual narrative.
For a book written about images, is sorely lacking in them. So many times the author is discussing paintings and the like, but fails to give us an image so we can see it for ourselves. This book is wanting in so many places, I can not give it a strong recommendation. You may enjoy it if you like art history and have enough time to search the web for the images he speaks about yourself.
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This is an interesting and focused study of the way in which a minor family created an imperial legend. Read morePublished on March 7 2002 by Anna Rhodes
This book is not a history of Austria-as the title indicates, it is a history of the Habsburgs, the hereditary rulers of Austria. Read morePublished on April 1 2001 by J. G. Heiser
I couldn't agree more with the reader from San Diego. Poorly edited, badly researched, no balance and uninformative for a fairly well read history buff.Published on Feb. 8 2001 by Tania Kantzios
I found this book to be a superb investigation of the House of Habsburg. Regarding the other reviews present on this site, the author indicated in the opening chapter that his book... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2000 by Fr. Robert Miskell
very good information on the early lineage of habsburgs, that are not covered in modern history. not a great deal of information of the habsburgs who went on to romania and other... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org
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