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Francis Joseph By Steven Beller

Francis Joseph
by Steven Beller

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Francis Joseph's long reign witnessed almost unimaginable changes and was beset by many complex problems, many of which still confront the modern world, in the multiethnic strife in the Balkans for example. This book considers the importance of his reign on his times and its contemporary relevance.
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Francis Joseph by Steven Beller

A new study of Francis Joseph (Emperor of Austria, 1848-1916) which explores the many facets of the Habsburg monarchy in its final phase. Steven Beller looks at the reality of absolute rule, the rise of nationalism within the empire and Francis Joseph's role in the countdown to the First World War. This engrossing study is both a portrait of the last monarch of the old school and an essay on the nature of power.

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Francis Joseph Reviews

'...this excellent book...' Times Literary Supplement "This new study is both fascinating and accessible. It can be strongly recommended as the best way to initiate students in the colourful but intricate development of the late Habsburg empire." "German History", 1999

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Tradition. Chapter 3. Absolutism, 1830-59. Chapter 4. Liberalism, 1859-79. Chapter 5. Muddling Through, 1879-97. Chapter 6. Getting Old, 1897-1914. Chapter 7. Death & Transfiguration. Bibliography. Index.

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Francis Joseph by Steven Beller
Steven Beller
Profiles In Power
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Pearson Education Limited
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