The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe

Author(s): Timothy Snyder


Wilhelm von Habsburg wore the uniform of an Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the decorations of the Order of the Golden Fleece and, every so often, a dress. He spoke the Italian of his archduke mother, the German of his archduke father, the English of his British royal friends, the Polish of the country his father wished to rule and the Ukrainian of the land Wilhelm wished to rule himself. Timothy Snyder's masterful biography is not only a reconstruction of the life of this extraordinary man - a man who remained loyal to his Ukrainian dreams even after the country's dissolution in 1921 - but also charts the final collapse of the ancient regime in Europe and the rise of a new world order.


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'There are few historians who possess Timothy Snyder's winning combination of languages, stylish story-telling and analytical insight; in The Red Prince, he has produced a gem' Guardian

Timothy Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997. He has held fellowships in Paris and Vienna, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. He has written and edited a number of critically-acclaimed and prize-winning books about twentieth-century European history, including The Reconstruction of Nations and Sketches from a Secret War. He teaches at Yale University.

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  • : 9781845951207
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.338
  • : June 2009
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Timothy Snyder
  • : 352
  • : 352
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 947.7084092
  • : 947.7084092