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The Passing of the Hapsburg Monarchy, 1914-1918 2 Volumes


by Arthur James May

Postcard image of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. The men are in a hexagonal lozenge, an image that may have been drawn from them riding in a carriage. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars. Above the image, the word "Völkerkrieg" (people's war); below "1914; In Treue Fest" (fixed in loyalty).

Postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars.

The Passing of the Hapsburg Monarchy, 1914-1918 covers the unraveling of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the disaster of the First World War. A state of many nationalities, it was held together by its aristocracy and Emperor. May guides us from the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne, that triggered the war, through the disastrous war years, the death of Emperor Franz Joseph and the brief reign of Emperor Karl.

In two volumes.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1966

Copyright: 1966 by the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania