The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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The Austrian provinces of Lom- bardy and Venetia were more threatened than
ever, as were the Central Italian states of Tuscany and Modena, which were ruled
by Habsburgs and stood under Austrian military protection. The Italian unification
The Italian people, suffering under the Austrian military administration, longed for
the nationalist Italy advocated by Cavour and Garibaldi. There had been attempts
at putsches, executions. The taxes the once rich lands had to pay to Austria ...
61 It was only too easy to ascribe the catastrophe in Lombardy to the military and
aristocratic Kamarilla surrounding the inexperienced but all- powerful Emperor. A
system that identified to such an extent with the military as that of Emperor ...
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