My new blog on the
Second Empire: a resources blog for researchers, both serious
and armchair. Updated on Tuesdays. Comments welcome in both English
y en español.
Miles's Cinco de Mayo
Information, excerpts, Q & A and more about his highly raised
book, Cinco de Mayo. See also his website Battle
of Puebla for
the festivities planned in Austin, Texas, May 5, 2012 for the
Marshall Anderson: An American in Maximilian's Mexico
The colonist from
Kentucky. With photos and links. (Caveat: it's a wiki.)
Letters and Photographs Exhibit
The collection in
Houston's Rice University of correspondence and others papers
of Charlotte and Maximilian's chef du cabinet,
the Belgian advisor
Felix Eloin. It also includes a good collection of rare photographs.
Casa Imperial de Mexico
A fascinating and
beautifully made website about the Mexican monarchy,
with many rare documents and photos pertaining to the Iturbide
This is the best page about the Iturbide family on the web, hands
Mexican historian, author of numerous works, including Relaciones
Iglesia-Estado durante el Segundo Imperio. Also, click
here to listen to her podcast on Benito Juarez and Maximilian, with historian Dr Konrad
about the Hapsburgs (also spelled Habsburgs), a website by Juraj
and writer, specialist on Carlota, and more. Author of Carlota de México.
is the author of the splendid narrative history Maximilian
and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico, published by
Trinity University Press in 2014.
Listen in anytime to
my conversation with M.M. McAllen here.
I Emperor of Mexico
A webpage about Dr Julius Augustus Skilton and Maximilian's portrait
Part of Glenn Jewison
and Jorg C. Steiner's excellent website on the organizational
history of the and forces of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Contains
several biographies of key officers, a bibliography, and a chronology.
From Empire to Revolution
An exhibit of rare photographs from the Second Empire at the
Castle (Il Castello di Miramare)
in Trieste, Italy.
Organ's The Austrian Imperial Frigate SMS Novara
is the frigate that brought Maximilian and Carlota to Mexico.
Read all about it-- with many rare pictures-- on this excellent
österreichische Freiwilligenkorps in Mexiko 1864-67
About the Austrian volunteers in Mexico. In German. Extensive.
webpage. Includes information about his original research and
many books on Maximilian and Charlotte. Also, a fascinating paper
in Spanish on Maximilian's doctors. Update: Dr Ratz's webpage
is down. but be be sure to have a look at his important new book,
las huellas de un desconocido: Nuevos datos y aspectos de Maximiliano
XXI/ Conaculta / INAH, 2008).
Sara Yorke Stevenson
is the author of the brilliant memoir, Maximilian in Mexico:
A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862-1867,
New York: 1899. She went on to a stellar career in as an
Egyptologist, among other things. You can see her photo on this
Maximilian I of Mexico
on Maximilian: extensive but caveat: it's a wiki. Not always
(Musicals, Movies, Opera, Paintings, Plays) Inspired by Maximilian
Play by Franz Werfel.
-- The Grand Opera
All about composer
Robert Avalon and his opera about the doomed Empress of Mexico.
The Serpentine Crown
A musical by Marcel Wick. Also in Dutch.
Loca de Bachout
blog post with links about "La Loca de Bachout" a monologue
in Spanish in the character of the Empress Carlota.
An opera performed in the Académie Nationale de Musique
et de Danse, Libretto by R.S. Hoffman; adapted from the work
by Franz Werfel; French adapted version by Armand Lunel; music
by Darius Milhaud. The libretto was published in 1931 in Vienna.
Der Traum einer Krone
Parts of the German musical by Konrad and Wolfgang Ratz, on-line
El sueño de una corona
The musical by Konrad and Wolfgang Ratz, on-line at MySpace,
noticias del Imperio (News from the Empire)
novel by Mexican writer Fernando del Paso.
By Eliuzabeth Boatwright Coker
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
A webpage about my
historical novel based on the true story by C.M. Mayo (Yours
Truly). Excerpt, bibliography, photographs, Q & A, and more.
último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano
By C.M. Mayo, traducción de Agustín Cadena.
film with Bette Davis as Carlota.
the Confederate saga in Mexico, starring John Wayne and Rock
Starring Burt Lancaster
and Gary Cooper. 1954.
and the Execution of Maximilian Timeline
(and very handy timeline) maintained by the Museum of Modern
Art in New York City (aporpos of the special exhibition of Manet's
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