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The Resource Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder

Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder

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Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe
Title
Danubia
Title remainder
a personal history of Habsburg Europe
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A lively, informative chronicle of the influential Habsburg family from the end of the Middle Ages to World War I traces their role in a colorful range of traditions, horrors and curiosities. By the best-selling author of Germania
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10275590
Cataloging source
JAI
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Winder, Simon
Dewey number
943.6/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Austria
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a personal history of Habsburg Europe
Label
Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Picador
  • The Habsburg Empire was a ramshackle, lumbering old giant centered in the Danube Valley that held a central place in European politics from the Middle Ages to the end of WWI, ruled by the dominant dynasty of Europe for four centuries, the Habsburg family. Winder set out to wander through the lands that used to constitute the empire, describing and reflecting on what he sees now, particularly in terms of the appearance of villages, towns, and cities, and what he knows through his research as to how things used to look when the Habsburgs held sway. The sentiment around which he builds his colorful narrative is that the longevity of the Habsburg dynasty was due to a mix of cunning, dimness, luck and brilliance. (About one particular archduke, Winder says, he was one of the Habsburgs who make the family worthwhile, who make up for all the pious timeservers who congest the family tree.) This personalized, almost you-are-there view of history results in an arresting combination of anecdote and scholarly examination, where the interests of serious armchair travelers and devoted students of European history meet. --Brad Hooper, Booklist
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-528) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn868229541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780374175290
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013953269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)868229541
Label
Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Picador
  • The Habsburg Empire was a ramshackle, lumbering old giant centered in the Danube Valley that held a central place in European politics from the Middle Ages to the end of WWI, ruled by the dominant dynasty of Europe for four centuries, the Habsburg family. Winder set out to wander through the lands that used to constitute the empire, describing and reflecting on what he sees now, particularly in terms of the appearance of villages, towns, and cities, and what he knows through his research as to how things used to look when the Habsburgs held sway. The sentiment around which he builds his colorful narrative is that the longevity of the Habsburg dynasty was due to a mix of cunning, dimness, luck and brilliance. (About one particular archduke, Winder says, he was one of the Habsburgs who make the family worthwhile, who make up for all the pious timeservers who congest the family tree.) This personalized, almost you-are-there view of history results in an arresting combination of anecdote and scholarly examination, where the interests of serious armchair travelers and devoted students of European history meet. --Brad Hooper, Booklist
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-528) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn868229541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780374175290
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013953269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)868229541

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