Marie-Antoinette، Daughter of the Caesars: Her Life، Her Times، Her Legacy
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Marie-Antoinette، Daughter of the Caesars is about the life، death and legacy of Louis XVI's tragic Queen، based upon the author's thirty years of research. Whenever possible the historical persons speak for themselves out of memoirs and letters. Marie-Antoinette is seen in light of her Imperial heritage as a child of the Habsburg dynasty. Having assumed the crown of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1400’s، the crown which had originated with Charlemagne in the year 800، they were seen as the continuation of the Roman Empire of the West. The Habsburgs and their allies kept the Muslims from overrunning Europe at both the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 and at the battle of Vienna in 1683. The fall of Marie-Antoinette، as both Queen of France and the youngest daughter of the Imperial Family، is indicative of the end of Christian civilization and the birth of the secular state، which was the object of the French Revolution. Through her death، Marie-Antoinette has been dubbed “Martyred Queen of Christian Europe” for in killing her the revolutionaries also symbolically killed all that she represented، the ancient heritage of Christendom.
Paperback: 566 pages Author: Elena Maria Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 3، 2016) Language: English Dimensions: 5 x 1.4 x 8 inches
About the Author Elena Maria Vidal was born in Florence Oregon in 1962 but grew up in Frederick County، Maryland. She received her BA in Psychology from Hood College and her MA in Modern European History from SUNY Albany. Elena enjoys traveling and working with the elderly. She lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore with her family. Elena's Tea at Trianon blog (teaattrianon.blogspot.com) deals with social، religious and political issues as well as history. Marie-Antoinette، Daughter of the Caesars is her fifth book.
Editorial Reviews "Daughter of the Caesars succeeds in dispelling many of the most persistent myths and misconceptions about Marie Antoinette. It is an engaging، conversational read that clears away the pervasive pop culture image of Marie Antoinette and instead places the maligned queen back into the context of her life as an 18th century consort. A must-read for anyone with an interest in Marie Antoinette or her times."--Anna Gibson of Vive la Reine
"Are you looking for an interesting biography of Marie-Antoinette? This one is just perfect. Based on extensive documentation and providing relevant analysis، this book puts the Queen of France back in her family and political context."-- Autour de Marie-Antoinette
"Elena Maria Vidal is a fantastic writer and researcher. She paints a realistic portraitof Marie-Antoinette with facts to back all of it up. It's very exciting. This book is spiritual، adventurous، and sweet." --Sarah Patten at Her Storyline
"Marie Antoinette is one of history's most controversial queens. In this Catholic biography of Marie Antoinette، Mrs. Vidal states that by killing both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette، the revolutionaries were killing the Catholic kingdom that they represented. This is because thegoal of the French Revolution was to get rid of the Catholic church. The reason for this is because many Catholics were killed، especially those who were unwilling to convert. She also argues the popular misconceptions of Marie Antoinette that have been passed down for centuries and have been reinforced in Hollywood primarily the Marie Antoinette film starring Kirsten Dunst." --History from a Woman's Perspective