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[Reading] ➿ Danubia A Personal History of Habsburg Europe Author Simon Winder – 15th-century.co For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family An unstable mixture of wizards obsessives melancholics bores musicians and warriors they saw off – through luck guiFor centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family An unstable mixture of wizards obsessives melancholics bores musicians and warriors they saw off – through luck guile and sheer mulishness – any number of rivals until finally packing up in 1918 From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere – indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without them Simon Winder’s extremely funny new book plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy skeletons jewels bear moats unfortunate marriages and a guinea pig village Danubia is full of music piracy religion and fighting It is the history of a dynasty but it is at least as much about the people they ruled who spoke many different languages lived in a vast range of landscapes believed in many rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna Readers who discovered Simon Winder’s genius for telling wonderful stories of middle Europe with Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating stories of the Habsburgs and their world Danubia was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction 2013.

For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family An unstable mixture of wizards obsessives melancholics bores musicians and warriors they saw off – through luck guile and sheer mulishness – any number of rivals until finally packing up in 1918 From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere – indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without them Simon Winder’s extremely funny new book plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy skeletons jewels bear moats unfortunate marriages and a guinea pig village Danubia is full of music piracy religion and fighting It is the history of a dynasty but it is at least as much about the people they ruled who spoke many different languages lived in a vast range of landscapes believed in many rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna Readers who discovered Simon Winder’s genius for telling wonderful stories of middle Europe with Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating stories of the Habsburgs and their world Danubia was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction 2013.

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