The Accidental Empress (Sisi, #1)

The Accidental Empress (Sisi, #1)New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki follows up on her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Traitor s Wife, with the little known and tumultuous love story of Sisi the Austro Hungarian Empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe

The Last Queen

The Last QueenJuana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country s throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was ahead of her time In his stunning new nov

Women in Austria

Women in AustriaThe position of women in Austrian society, politics, and in the economy follows the familiar trajectory of Western societies They were expected to accept their proper place in a male patriarchal world Achieving equality in all spheres of life was a long struggle that is still not completed in sp

A Concise History of Austria

A Concise History of AustriaFor a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders Today s Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multi national history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the t

The Radetzky March

The Radetzky MarchThe Radetzky March charts the history of the Trotta family through three generations spanning the rise and fall of the Austro Hungarian Empire Through the Battle of Solferino, to the entombment of the last Hapsburg emperor, Roth s intelligent compassionate narrative illuminates the crumbling of a w

The Bridge on the Drina

The Bridge on the DrinaA vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late sixteenth century to the beginning of World War I, The Bridge on the Drina earned Andric the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961 A great stone bridge built three centuries ago in the heart of the Balkans b

Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles

Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental PrinciplesOtto Weininger s controversial book Sex and Character, first published in Vienna in 1903, is a prime example of the conflicting discourses central to its time antisemitism, scientific racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and crisis of masculinity, psychological introspection versus empiricism,

Selected Short Fiction

Selected Short FictionArthur Schnitzler is best known for his plays, such as La Ronde and The Game of Love, but his short fiction, in which the pulse of early twentieth century Vienna can be felt as in no other writer, is no less masterly Characteristic of this observer of the late Habsburg world of balls, adultery and

The World of Yesterday

The World of YesterdayStefan Zweig s memoir, The World of Yesterday, recalls the golden age of prewar Europe its seeming permanence, its promise and its devastating fall with the onset of two world wars Zweig s passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the brink of ext

The Man Without Qualities

The Man Without QualitiesSet in Vienna on the eve of World War I, this great novel of ideas tells the story of Ulrich, ex soldier and scientist, seducer and skeptic, who finds himself drafted into the grandiose plans for the 70th jubilee of the Emperor Franz Josef This new translation published in two elegant volumes is

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918

The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918s t A History of the Austrian Empire Austria Hungary First published in 1941, The Habsburg Monarchy has become indispensable to students of nineteenth century European history Not only a chronological report of actions and changes, Taylor s work is a provocative exploration into the historical p