Wonderful telling of the life of the last true habsburg emperor although the author allows you to be sympathetic to francis joseph he makes no excuses for his shortcomings as emperor as well i bought this book as a guide for an upcoming trip to austria and eastern europe. In 1848 28 year old francis joseph became king of hungary and emperor of austria he would reign for almost 68 years the longest of any modern european monarch focusing on the life of emperor francis joseph and his family this book examines their personal relationships against the turbulent background of the 19th century. Archduke francis joseph was born in 1830 and in 1848 became emperor francis joseph leader of the habsburg empire spanning northern italy in the west to modern day bulgaria in the east and north to the borders of poland and russia. Get this from a library emperor francis joseph life death and the fall of the hapsburg empire john van der kiste 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 . Emperor francis joseph life death and the fall of the habsburg empire death and the fall of the habsburg empire all of these problems are never an issue no amount of wind can force the pages to turn on your ebook and with anti glare screens its pages will never be reflecting directly into your eyes
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