Danubia by Simon Winder audiobook

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

By Simon Winder
Read by James Cameron Stewart

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From the end of the Middle Ages to the First World War, Europe was dominated by one family: the Habsburgs. Their unprecedented rule is the focus of Simon Winder's vivid third book, Danubia. Winder's approach is friendly, witty, personal; this is a narrative that, while erudite and well researched, prefers to be discursive and anecdotal. In his survey of the centuries of often incompetent Habsburg rule which have continued to shape the fate of Central Europe, Winder does not shy away from the horrors, railing against the effects of nationalism, recounting the violence that was often part of life. But this is a history dominated above all by Winder's energy and curiosity. Thrillingly informative, Danubia is a treat that listeners will be eager to dip into.

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From the end of the Middle Ages to the First World War, Europe was dominated by one family: the Habsburgs. Their unprecedented rule is the focus of Simon Winder's vivid third book, Danubia.

Winder's approach is friendly, witty, personal; this is a narrative that, while erudite and well researched, prefers to be discursive and anecdotal. In his survey of the centuries of often incompetent Habsburg rule which have continued to shape the fate of Central Europe, Winder does not shy away from the horrors, railing against the effects of nationalism, recounting the violence that was often part of life. But this is a history dominated above all by Winder's energy and curiosity. Thrillingly informative, Danubia is a treat that listeners will be eager to dip into.

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Author Bio: Simon Winder

Author Bio: Simon Winder

Simon Winder is the author of three books: the Sunday Times (London) Top Ten Bestseller Germania, the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain, and Danubia, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 22.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English