This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Berenger's history of the Habsburgs.
It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One.
Berenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and shows how their successors proved more adroit at riding the tide of nationalism in their multi-ethnic empire than is often recognised.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 10/07/1997
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780582090071