Presents a lively and readable analysis of the empress and her time, of her family life and her relationships with her advisors. Deals particularly with the loss of Silesia to Frederick II of Prussia and the divisions of Poland.
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1159 Maria Theresa, by Edward Crankshaw (read 30 Apr 1972) I found this a most satisfying book, even though it is footnoteless and not a work of original scholarship. As an overview of an era I wanted ... Read full review
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