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Author Goldstone, Nancy, 1957- author.

Title In the shadow of the empress : the defiant lives of Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette, and her daughters / Nancy Goldstone.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.25 GOL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 616 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Contents Introduction -- Maria Theresa. An imperial decree ; Archduchess of Austria ; Queen of Hungary ; Queen of Bohemia ; Holy Roman Empress ; Imperial affairs ; The Sisterhood of the Three Petticoats -- Three Imperial princesses: Maria Christina, Maria Carolina, and Marie Antoinette. The favorite ; An archduchess in love ; The understudy ; Queen of Naples ; The little one ; Dauphine of France ; An imperial divide ; The Queen takes control ; Queen of France ; Diamonds and debt -- In the shadow of the Empress. Betrayal in Brussels ; The Queen takes a stand ; A desperate gamble ; Terror and tragedy ; A death in Vienna ; The lady, the Lord Admiral, and the Queen ; The Corsican and the Queen -- Epilogue.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 585-591) and index.
Summary Empress Maria Theresa was a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only woman ever to inherit and rule the vast Habsburg Empire in her own name. Goldstone tells her sprawling saga of the Empress, and of three of her daughters, unfolding against a backdrop of brilliant courts from Vienna to Versailles, embracing the exotic lure of Napes and Sicily, and wrapped in desire, adventure, ambition, treachery, sorrow, and glory. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 1717-1780.
Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, 1717-1780 -- Family.
Maria Christine, consort of Albrecht Kasimir, Duke of Saxe-Teschen, 1742-1798.
Maria Carolina, Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1752-1814.
Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793.
Europe -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Shadow of the empress
ISBN 9780316449335 (hardcover)
0316449334 (hardcover)

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