For centuries the Habsburg Monarchy loomed large on the map of Europe and events since 1989 have certainly redirected attention to the lands it once incorporated. Robin Okey's The Habsburg Monarchy thoroughly explores the dynastic characters and the ...
multi-national complexity of the region as well as the way the Monarchy dealt with issues within the European framework, like the ending of Absolutism and education. This books spans from Joseph II's accession as Holy Roman Emperor and joint ruler of the Habsburg lands with his Mother Maria Theresa in 1765 to its fall in 1918. Utilizing English, German, Serbo-Croat, Czech, and Magyar sources, as well as others, this book is the most comprehensive history of the Habsburg Empire ever written.