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Riassunto: The years immediately before the First World War saw the last great flowering of European monarchy. Although sovereigns no longer ruled by divine right, their prestige and positions remained almost intact. The glittering centerpieces of national life, those crowned and anointed monarchs were still widely regarded as mystical, unassailable, divinely guided. And, with the majority of them being so closely related, they constituted a royal clan, an international freemasonry through which it was assumed the peace of Europe was being maintained.
World War I shattered all this. King took up arms against king; cousin was pitted against cousin. Twelve leading monarchs, ranging from the vainglorious Kaiser Wilhelm II to such lesser-known figures as the brigandly Nicholas of Montenegro, the 'outre' Foxy Ferdinand of Bulgaria and the tragic Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary, were involved in the conflict. For, in the end, that celebrated kinship of the family of kings proved irrelevant. Against the upheavals of these years, monarchs were revealed as both powerless and impotent.
Here, Theo Aronson has assembled the entire cast of embattled monarchs. His is the story of eight momentous years viewed, as it were, from the monarchical standpoint; an account of the passing, not only of their particular world, but of the entire monarchic and dynastic order of the Continent. It describes the brilliant sunset and the dramatic break-up of the Europe of the Kings.
About the Author: Theo Aronson is the author of over twenty works of royal historical biography, published in eleven languages. Among the widely read are Grandmama of Europe, The King in Love, Napoleon and Josephine and a biography of Princess Margaret. In the course of researching and writing these books he has interviewed major and minor members of Britain’s royal family and members of the royal households, as well as various officials, servants, friends and others whose lives are in some way connected with the monarchy.
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Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers, 1986. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP15443701
Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2763412716
Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: LIKE NEW. Gift giving condition with very light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 2782570291
Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0881621897I3N10
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Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers, US, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good plus. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean but worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is soiled and foxed. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, covers are overall clean, light rubbing, color along spine is faded. Codice libro della libreria 25031
Descrizione libro Salem House Manchester, 1986. Rilegato. Condizione libro: quasi ottimo. Copertina rigida con sovracopertina. Interno e copertina quasi come nuovi, sovracopertina con qualche leggero segno di uso. 222 pagine. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1483143913577
Descrizione libro Salem House, USA, 1986. Original Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Mint. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. A story of 8 momentous years before the outbreak of WWI viewed from the monarchial standpoint, of the entire european monarchic and dynastic order of the continent, describing the brilliant sunset and the dramatic break-up of the Eupore of the Kings. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Codice libro della libreria 002161
Descrizione libro Salem House Publishers, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0881621897. Codice libro della libreria 690017
Descrizione libro Salem House, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1986. Hardcover. 1st. The spine of the dust jacket is sun faded. Fine condition / Near fine condition dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 9014803