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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #75 on: March 29, 2009, 11:59:28 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
hi I know this is an older post but were the books by Friedrich Weissensteiner and Ghislaine Windisch-Graetz translated into english?Or is the a bio of Rudolf daughter in english?or czech or slovak i can read that
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #76 on: March 30, 2009, 05:38:58 AM »
These books are great and they would definitely be worth a translation, but I don't think that there is any translated version.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #77 on: March 30, 2009, 04:16:17 PM »
Sadly, you are right. Well we have "the Red Prince" now. Did you read that book ?

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #78 on: March 30, 2009, 04:56:39 PM »
The Red prince is a great book got to read it last year
Does anybody here knows mr beeche ? And can suggest to him maybe eurohistry can translate and publish the books by Windish-Graets and Weissenstainer about Archduchess Elisabeth Marie (Rudolph daughter)
Or does royalty digest still publishes books?

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #79 on: March 30, 2009, 08:25:08 PM »
Arturo is a member of this forum under the name Eurohistory. You could PM him about your interest.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2009, 11:46:46 AM »


The books you mention have not been translated into English.  The Red Prince, about Archduke Wilhelm, is in English, by Timothy Snyder (Yale University Press)  --- not bad.

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
hi I know this is an older post but were the books by Friedrich Weissensteiner and Ghislaine Windisch-Graetz translated into english?Or is the a bio of Rudolf daughter in english?or czech or slovak i can read that
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #81 on: March 31, 2009, 12:01:55 PM »
Indeed. A rare one that deals with the Polish branch of Hapsburgs in English.

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2009, 07:16:16 PM »

I'll definitely read it but I'm away with Marie Antoinette at the moment...

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2009, 10:01:22 AM »
How reliable are the accounts of the journalist/writer George Markus? I have only read one book from him about the Vetsera case and now found a book about Madame Schratt/Franz Joseph. He is making some (hearsay) claims about a so-called 'gewissensehe' (translated: a marriage based on concience) between Madame Schratt and Kaiser Franz Joseph. The book is called "Katharina Schratt, die heimliche frau des Kaisers".
Anyone? In my other book about Madame Schratt by Joan Haslip, I can't find anything about it.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #86 on: May 16, 2009, 06:28:06 PM »
What is 'a marriage based on conscience', Aor?  This theory sounds very interesting.  It doesn't fit with strong Catholicism?

I wonder why the Emperor liked Katherina so much.  She was supposed to be a bit plain and doesn't sound very exciting.  Maybe he was tired of Sisi's drama and just
wanted a quieter life!

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2009, 06:20:50 AM »
It seems to be a marriage, performed by a priest but kept secret and only written up in a secret ledger. I guess it's a marriage before God only, no witnesses.
I have just recently started this book, it is in German and German not being my first language, it takes a bit to get going with it. I will post my impression when I get through, just wondering about the author's credibility. I did read all the books written by Countess Larisch, but while reading those, I know to bring several grains of salt........

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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2009, 06:25:37 PM »
I am currently rereading Brigit Hammann bio on Sissi, and was surprised to see that Sissi herself was hoping that, when she died, Franz would marry Katherine.
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Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« Reply #89 on: May 18, 2009, 02:02:05 AM »
It seems to be a marriage, performed by a priest but kept secret and only written up in a secret ledger. I guess it's a marriage before God only, no witnesses.
I have just recently started this book, it is in German and German not being my first language, it takes a bit to get going with it. I will post my impression when I get through, just wondering about the author's credibility. I did read all the books written by Countess Larisch, but while reading those, I know to bring several grains of salt........

I have read the book four years ago. I consider it for very interesting reading. George Markus mentioned in his bio, that a few couples, which got married in same secret way in 30-ies, witnessed to see signatures of Katharina and the Emperor. But I have doubts about all those claims. I rather agree with opinion of Brigitte Hamann, which expressed in her book about relationship between K. Schratt and Franz Joseph, that their friendship remained pure platonic and they have never married. But who knows? We will never know the answer, because the book with (imaginary) signatures were destroyed during the second world war.