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Synopsis: In 1848 Francis Joseph became King of Hungary and Emperor of Austria. Focusing on the life of Francis Joseph and his family, this book examines their personal relationships against the turbulent background of the decline of had been the most powerful empire in Europe in the 19th century.
About the Author: John Van Der Kiste has written nearly 20 books on British and European royalty. His most recent are: 'William and Mary' and with Coryne Hall, 'Xenia: Sister of Nicholas' (June 2002. He also writes historical articles and reviews afor local and national journals. and contributed to the New Dictionary of National Biography.
Title: Emperor Francis Joseph Life, Death and the ...
Publisher: Phoenix Mill, Sutton Publishing, 2005.
Book Description Book Condition: New. In 1848, the Year of Revolutions, the popular but feeble-minded Emperor Ferdinand of Austria abdicated and his heir Archduke Francis Charles renounced his place in the succession in favour of his son. At eighteen, Francis Joseph began a reign which would last for almost sixty-eight years, longer than any other modern European monarch. As a ruler he tempered absolutism with reform, introducing general suffrage and presiding over the Reichsrat, the forerunner of a constitutional parliament. However, his reign was also tainted with political disaster, and the decline of the Habsburg Empire was exacerbated by the horrific events in Francis Joseph's own family -- among other tragedies, the assassination of his nephew Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo precipitated the First World War. Set against the turbulent background of nineteenth-century Europe, this is the story of the man who was to all intents and purposes the last Emperor of Austria. Bookseller Inventory # 2202
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