Rudolf. Crown Prince and Rebel -

Rudolf. Crown Prince and Rebel

Translation of the New and Revised Edition, "Kronprinz Rudolf. Ein Leben" (Amalthea, 2005)



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Brigitte Hamann portrays Rudolf von Habsburg, Crown Prince of Austria, as a liberal intellectual who stood in opposition to his father Emperor Franz Josef and the imperial establishment. Against the prevailing currents of his time, Rudolf wanted to modernize the Habsburg Empire by abolishing the privileges of the aristocracy. He vehemently opposed nationalism and anti-Semitism and fought for liberalism and democracy and the rights of the minorities within the multinational Empire. His political goal was a United Europe of liberal states. For a long time, Crown Prince Rudolf was known mainly in connection with his suicide at Mayerling with Baroness Mary Vetsera. However, the Mayerling tragedy may be seen as the last consequence of living without any prospect of realizing his ideals.

Product code: 9781433110801

ISBN 9781433110801
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H225xW150
Edition New edition
No. Of Pages 472
Publisher Peter Lang Publishing Inc
This is a translation of Brigitte Hamann's study of Rudolf von Habsburg, Crown Prince of Austria.