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The Fall of Eagles: The Death of the Great European Dynasties #2019

The Fall of Eagles The Death of the Great European Dynasties Europe three imperial dynasties rule over territories stretching from Germany South to the Adratic Sea and the east to the Bering Strait on the Pacific Coast The Houses of Habsburg Hohenzoller

  • Title: The Fall of Eagles: The Death of the Great European Dynasties
  • Author: Cyrus Leo Sulzberger II
  • ISBN: 9780340216415
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fall of Eagles: The Death of the Great European Dynasties By Cyrus Leo Sulzberger II, Europe, 1848, three imperial dynasties rule over territories stretching from Germany South to the Adratic Sea and the east to the Bering Strait on the Pacific Coast The Houses of Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov rule over lands vast than the British Empire at its greatest extent In their struggle for continental domination and for eternal guarantees for their ruleEurope, 1848, three imperial dynasties rule over territories stretching from Germany South to the Adratic Sea and the east to the Bering Strait on the Pacific Coast The Houses of Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov rule over lands vast than the British Empire at its greatest extent In their struggle for continental domination and for eternal guarantees for their rule by divine right, they nurture the weeds of reaction that are destined to choke European democracy and become part of the conflagration of 1914

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    1. This rather old book published in 1977 chronicles the decline of the Habsburg Austria Hungary , Hohenzollern Prussia Germany , and Romanov Russia royal families from the 1848 European Revolutions until the end of World War I when all three Empires collapsed The book does not go into any detail on the many wars fought in Central and Eastern Europe during the period or evolving social standards other than to chronicle their impacts on the three royal families The BBC produced a mini series based o [...]

    2. I had seen the very good BBC miniseries dramatizing the events surrounding the last decades of the three great empires of Central and Eastern Europe and thought I should follow up by reading the accompanying book Sulzberger identifies key failings of the people and policies of the German, Austrian and Russian Empires with precision but his overall thesis that each dynasty was blinded by centuries of mediocrity and incompetence to the coming storm of World War I is very cynical and very republica [...]

    3. This is a readable journalistic account of the end of several dynasties Sulzberger demonstrates a complete lack of sympathy with the institution of monarchy, over, and shows no understanding of it His emphases are primarily on human interest rather than on interpreting a difficult period thus he spends two chapters on Rasputin and never mentions the Balkan Wars His account of the rise of Lenin, blaming the German strategy of sending him to Russia in 1917, is portrayed as one of history s great c [...]

    4. Sadly this is difficult to find now The British TV production, starring Patrick Stewart as Lenin among many other fine actors is a much neglected series that should be reissued Detailing the empires of Germany, Russia and Austria Hungary, the wheels are set in motion for the reckoning of the Great War, which destroys the old order One of the interesting characters in this book is Princess Vicky, daughter of Queen Victoria and mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II With her liberal husband Frederick, she [...]

    5. This book really helped me to gain an understanding of the competition and interplay between the Habsburgs, Holhenzollerns, and Romanovs as Austria, Prussia, and Russia emerge from the last vestiges of feudalism into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries I used this book as research for my forthcoming alternate history novel Look Away , about a different ending for the American Civil War.

    6. Apparently, I was a teenage hate reader I devoured Fall of Eagles than once, savoring its caustic view of the Romanovs, Hapsburgs and Hohenzollerns as a pack of idiots Later on, I recognized that the sour narrowness of the author s view made it all suspect I ve since gone on to much balanced accounts The BBC series is entertaining, though, and much sympathetic.

    7. There are two types of people who should never write history books those who despise their subject and those who are in love with their subject This is the former.

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