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10 thoughts on “The Habsburgs

  1. says:

    On a recent trip to east central Europe, I became aware that my knowledge of the Habsburgs was only partial and episodic, restricted to awareness of a few names and a few dates without a continuing context in which to locate them and without an understanding of the sweep of their rule over centuries.As Wheatcroft begins his book, in June 1386 in Brugg, Leopold, the then head of the Habsburgs, gathered his retainers to fight and punish uppity peasants The march into the Aargua formed part of On a recent trip to east central Europe, I became aware that my knowledge of the Habsburgs was only partial and episodic, restricted to awareness of a few names and a few dates without a continuing context in which to locate them and without an understanding of the sweep of their rule over centuries.As Wheatcroft begins his book, in June 1386 in Brugg, Leopold, the then head of the Habsbur...


  2. says:

    37 inches of flat screen high definition LCD panel goodness came into my life just before the holidays, which dramatically interfered with my reading for a while It didn t help that I was in the middle of this book at the time Not that it was bad I actually quite enjoyed most of it just that it was extremely dry and dense A page turner it s not Some academic or esoteric books make an effort at cross over appeal, or at least strive for so called readability Andrew Wheatcroft is not i 37 inches of flat screen high definition LCD panel goodness came into my life just before the holidays, which dramatically interfered with my reading for a while It didn t help that I was in the middle of this book at the time Not that it was bad I actually quite enjoyed most of it just tha...


  3. says:

    This history of the Habsburgs focuses on the line of succession and how the family used marriage and images rather than conquest for the most part to further their empire I would have given it 5 stars if it had contained a bitabout the territorial gains losses of the empire and had disclosedinformation about societal changes that they brought about in each era but other than that it was very detailed and interesting This is not written to be an introduction to the Habsburgs This history of the Habsburgs focuses on the line of succession and how the family used marriage and images rather than conquest for the most part to further their empire I would have given it 5 stars if it had contained a bitabout the territorial gains losses of the empire and had disclosedinformation about societal changes that they brought about in each era but other than that ...


  4. says:

    THE HABSBURGS Embodying Empire 1995 this ed 2004 Andrew Wheatcroft If you are a relative amateur of the history of this ruling family that extends back to the 13th century, then this is not a book for you Although well written and well researched, the author presupposes that the reader is familiar with the events recounted and moves on from there My knowledge of the subject was limited to that provided by a semester of European History back in my college days a top line exercise T...


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    I suspect that this book is probably best read by people already very familiar with the history of the Habsburgs While there were a few new facts for me, most of what Wheatcroft had to tell so engagingly was familiar The thing that kept me reading was his take on how they saw themselves I had seen signs of this when I was in Austria four decades ago, delving in the library at the University of Vienna, and in my single trip into the Habsburg archives Gosh I wish I hadn t been a twenty year o I suspect that this book is probably best read by people already very familiar with the history of the Habsburgs While there were a few new facts for me, most of what Wheatcroft had to tell so engagingly was familiar The thing that kept me reading was his take on how they saw them...


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    If you re expecting a play by play, day by day history of the Habsburgs, this is not the book for you If you want a thesis about what was the main drive and focus of the family, and how it was passed down through the centuries, this is your book Mr...


  7. says:

    Non aspettatevi una dettagliata biografia dei numerosi sovrani della Casa d Asburgo, n la pedissequa storia dei loro altrettanto numerosi domini sarebbe impossibile per chiunque, infatti, condensare in poco pi di duecentocinquanta pagine effettive le restanti sono costituite da note bibliografie, mappe e alberi genealogici quasi dieci secoli di Storia Non questa la...


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    This book has sat on my shelf for 15 years unread, most likely because I feared it would be boringApparently, the author took 30 years to get around to completing it It shows both in a good and a bad way There is clearly a huge amount of research and thought that went into the foundations of this book but the net result is, for my taste, over ripe I d rather he d put out a fresher version, a decade or two earlier Or actually, what I was hoping for was acoherent history of the Ha This book has sat on my shelf for 15 years unread, most likely because I feared it would be boringApparently, the author took 30 years to get around to completing it It shows both in a good and a bad way There is clearly a huge amount of research and thought that went into the foundations of this book but the net result is, for my taste, over ripe I d rather he d put out a fresher version, a decade or two earlier Or actually, what I was hoping for was acoherent history of the Habsburgs There is at times infuriating repetition in the text here particularly if you count postscripts as text and, worst of all, we are led all over the place, geograp...


  9. says:

    While there are some interesting parts to this book, the reader should be aware, this is not a history of the Habsburgs in the usual sense, but a discussion of the dynasty s use of image in creating its sense of empire Therefore, while the book takes you through the general history of the most important Habsburg kings and emperors, it does not explain the historical backdrop, but only comment upon it If you are looking to get a better picture of European history, than this book isn t for you While there are some interesting parts to this book, the reader should be aware, this is not a history of the Habsburgs in the usual sense, but a discussion of the dynasty s use of image in creating its sense of empire Therefore, while the book takes you through the general history of the most important Habsburg kings and emperors, it does not explain the historical backdrop, but only comment upon it If you are looking to get a better picture of European history, than this book isn t for you You really need to be familiar with it already to fully appreciate what you are reading.Further, 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 m...


  10. says:

    One reviewer wrote that this book is essential for understanding modern Europe I echo that sentiment The author, Andrew Wheatcroft, wisely chose to confine this history to the nature of the Habsburg dynasty rather than to fritter away the reader s time in a rehashing of well known seminal events such as the Thirty Years War or the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo For those interested in those isolated topics, there are thousands of well written histories in many languag One reviewer wrote that this book is essential for understanding modern Europe I echo that sentiment The author, Andrew Wheatcroft, wisely chose to confine this history to the nature of the Habsburg dynasty rather than to fritter away the reader s time in a rehashing of well known seminal events such as the Thirty Years War or the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo For those interested in those isolated topics, there are thousands of well written histories in many languages that can be sought This book keeps its focus as narrow as possible, and in so doing has provided us with a unique study of a unique family European history seems to have many unconnected strands Where did Metternich come from Where was Austria in 1800 What became of 1848 s peas...


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