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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2006, 10:23:53 PM »
I was eagerly awaiting this book because I liked his collaberation with Coryne Hall on Xenia One A Granduchess.

However, I think that Ms. Hall must have been the driving force behind that book.  I find Van Der Kiste by himself to be dry and he does not go into as much detail as I would like.  He lists things by date.  Going from one to the other.

I wonder why all of the names are Anglecized.  Francis instead of Franz.  Katherine instead of Katerina. I find that annoying.  He is also one of the first authors I have read to spell Elisabeth as Elizabeth.

I think from comments I have read on other threads that some of you have the same book.  What do you think of it?

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« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2007, 01:21:27 PM »
Hello,

There are many book about Franz Josef, Sissy, Franz Ferdinand/Sophie and, Karl and Zita. But are there also other books about the other Archdukes and Archduchess?

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« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2007, 01:43:59 PM »
A great book is "Die Habsburger" by Brigitte Hamann, a sort of encyclopaedia about all archdukes and archduchesses since the times of Rudolf von Habsburg.

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« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2007, 03:51:33 PM »
Hi Teddy,

there a uncountable books about different Archdukes and Archduchesses. I can recommend you some of them. Unfortunately I only have the German titles, but maybe there are also English translations of these books.

Louise von Toscana. Skandal am Königshof. by Erika Bestenreiner
Habsburgs letzte Herrscherin by Helga Thoma (about Archduchess Maria Christine, future Queen Maria Christina of Spain)
Erzherzogin Maria Dorothea by Fabiny Tibor
Stéphanie, Kronprinzessin im Schatten von Mayerling by Irmgard Schiel
Kaiseradler und rote Nelke by Ghislaine Windisch-Graetz (about Archduchess Elisabeth Marie, Rudolf's daughter)
Die rote Erzherzogin by Friedrich Weissensteiner (also about Elisabeth Marie)
Isabella von Parma by Ursula Tamussino
Der stumme Reiter by Johann Christoph Allmayer-Beck (about Archduke Albrecht)
Ein Photoalbum aus dem Hause Habsburg by three Hungarian authors (about Archduke Friedrich and his family)
Marie Therese von Braganza by Norbert Nemec
Erzherzog Ludwig Salvator, der Wissenschaftler aus dem Kaiserhaus by Helga Schwendinger
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2007, 07:30:07 AM »
From Archduke to Grocer by Leopold Wolfling

My Own Story by Louisa of Tuscany

Secret Memoirs of Royal Saxony: The Story of Louise, Ex-Crown Princess by Henry Fischer

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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2007, 03:49:23 PM »
You also have Las Austrias by Archduchess Katharina. I don't know if there are versions in other languages. I hope so!
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2007, 04:20:56 PM »
There is Unbekannten Habsburger by David  McIntosh [Tuscany]  btw- it is in English & German
Lost Waltz by Bertita Harding [Leopold Salvator]
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2007, 03:00:04 AM »
There is Unbekannten Habsburger by David  McIntosh [Tuscany]  btw- it is in English & German
Lost Waltz by Bertita Harding [Leopold Salvator]

I've never heard of the book Lost Waltz. Is is about Leopold Ferdinand (later Wölfling) or about Leopold Salvator. son of Archduke Karl Salvator and Princess Maria Immaculata? I guess it's about Wölfling, right?
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2007, 09:34:05 AM »
Leopold Salvator. son of Karl Salvator [Tuscany] & M. Immaculata of Borbon 2-Siciclies.
 b. 1863
btw, my edition contains a wonderful, complete genealogical chart of the Habsburgs [a real bonus!]
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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2007, 10:37:01 AM »
Leopold Salvator. son of Karl Salvator [Tuscany] & M. Immaculata of Borbon 2-Siciclies.
 b. 1863
btw, my edition contains a wonderful, complete genealogical chart of the Habsburgs [a real bonus!]

That's great! I've always wanted to know more about him, his wife Blance and his family. From what I've read, Leopold was (just like his father Karl) very interested in technology and invented some "things".  ;) Is the book still available?
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2007, 10:51:20 AM »
It was printed in 1944 by Bobbs-Merrill [NY]. You could probably find it on the  usual used book sources. I doubt if there is a current reprint though.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2007, 11:43:44 AM »
Hi everyone

I was in town today, and I found a book called Elizabeth, Empress of Austraia. I knew that she was Sissi and had heard that she was a fascinating woman, so I picked it up. Only when I got outside did I see the name 'BARBARA CARTLAND' at the bottom of the page. My expectations plummetted there and then.

I read it in the car on the way back and although what she was telling was interesting in itself, the way she told it was abysmal. There were no citations and I didn't have the foggiest idea whether I should trust what she was saying. I nearly had a fit when she began to include 'conversations' between the people she was writing about as if they were charecters and after around the fifth example of this, I gave up. It was clearly Barabara Cartland's, how should I put this? Highly imaginitive telling of a real woman's life-story. It read like a starry-eyed, vaguely historical piece of fiction and I couldn't beleive I'd just wasted a whole pound on it :p.

Has anyone else read this? I'd love to hear anyone else's opinions and BTW, I don't intend any disrespect to Cartland herself, it's just after reading her take on Sissi I'm now firmly of the mind that she should have stuck to romantic fiction.

Could anyone recommend a decent biography of Sissi? I'd love to read one so any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2007, 11:20:35 PM »
Hi everyone

I was in town today, and I found a book called Elizabeth, Empress of Austraia. I knew that she was Sissi and had heard that she was a fascinating woman, so I picked it up. Only when I got outside did I see the name 'BARBARA CARTLAND' at the bottom of the page. My expectations plummetted there and then.

I read it in the car on the way back and although what she was telling was interesting in itself, the way she told it was abysmal. There were no citations and I didn't have the foggiest idea whether I should trust what she was saying. I nearly had a fit when she began to include 'conversations' between the people she was writing about as if they were charecters and after around the fifth example of this, I gave up. It was clearly Barabara Cartland's, how should I put this? Highly imaginitive telling of a real woman's life-story. It read like a starry-eyed, vaguely historical piece of fiction and I couldn't beleive I'd just wasted a whole pound on it :p.

it reminds me of the Princess Diaries for teenage girls here in the US.

I've read Bridget Hamann's "A reluctant Empress". I think it was one of the most acclaimed biographies of Sissi. If you can read the German original it'd be even better.

Has anyone else read this? I'd love to hear anyone else's opinions and BTW, I don't intend any disrespect to Cartland herself, it's just after reading her take on Sissi I'm now firmly of the mind that she should have stuck to romantic fiction.

Could anyone recommend a decent biography of Sissi? I'd love to read one so any help would be appreciated.

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Rachael

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« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2008, 09:14:01 AM »
No, I haven't. I have read the biography of Sissi by Joan Haslip though. It gave me some knowledge of the subject, it is accurate. I should look up the other book ( Hamann's), although I haven't got around to it yet. Its interesting you should mention this book, by Cartland, because I was just on Amazon ( looking for books about Sissi other than the only one I had read), and I saw there was a book on Sissi by Barbara Cartland, who I have only heard of because I am a Princess Diana fan, and she liked her books as a teenager, and was a relative of Diana's stepmother. But, I was wondering what the book was like, although I figured it wouldn't be much good. Thanks for enlightening me, it sounds like I was right.