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

Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder

Label
Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe
Title
Danubia
Title remainder
a personal history of Habsburg Europe
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
943.6/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DB36.3.H3
LC item number
W56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London, UK : Pan Macmillan, 2013
  • 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 WW I, 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 category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780374175290
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013953269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868229541
  • 1086602
  • (OCoLC)ocn868229541
  • 1086602
Label
Danubia : a personal history of Habsburg Europe, Simon Winder
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London, UK : Pan Macmillan, 2013
  • 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 WW I, 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 category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
xiii, 551 pages
Isbn
9780374175290
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2013953269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868229541
  • 1086602
  • (OCoLC)ocn868229541
  • 1086602

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