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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Review: Maria TheresaUser Review - Feisty Harriet - Goodreads
Maria Theresa was one of the last rulers of Austria's House of Hapsburg and her territory covered vast tracts of Eastern Europe including Austria, Hungary, parts of Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech ... Read full review
Review: Maria TheresaUser Review - Joanna - Goodreads
I wish there were more modern biographies of Maria Theresa. This was informational, but definitely a product of a different time. The focus was mostly on wars and her political decisions; I would have liked to learn more about MT the person and the mother, esp since she had 16 children. Read full review
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