The Habsburgs by Martyn Rady audiobook

The Habsburgs: To Rule the World

By Martyn Rady
Read by Simon Bowie

Basic Books 9781541644502

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549132773

  • ISBN: 9781549132759

Runtime: 14.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries


In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs gained control of the Holy Roman Empire in the fifteenth century. Then, in just a few decades, their possessions rapidly expanded to take in a large part of Europe, stretching from Hungary to Spain, and parts of the New World and the Far East. The Habsburgs continued to dominate Central Europe through the First World War.


Historians often depict the Habsburgs as leaders of a ramshackle empire. But Rady reveals their enduring power, driven by the belief that they were destined to rule the world as defenders of the Roman Catholic Church, guarantors of peace, and patrons of learning. The Habsburgs is the definitive history of a remarkable dynasty that forever changed Europe and the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Martyn Rady has written a splendid account…an extremely well-founded, most informative, and highly entertaining introduction to a major, and unjustly neglected, part of European history.” Steven Beller, author of The Habsburg Monarchy 1815-1918
“The Habsburgs were once Europe’s foremost royal family. Rady tells their story with verve and authority…A fascinating read.” Alexander Watson, author of The Fortress
”Gripping, colorful, and dramatic but also concise, scholarly, and magisterial.The Habsburgs is a chronicle of high politics and family intimacy involving religion, murder, incest, madness, suicide, assassination. History on an epic scale!” Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Martyn Rady

Author Bio: Martyn Rady

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English