From Habsburg Agent to Victorian Scholar: G. G. Zerffi 1820-1892

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A celebrated art historian and scholar of Japan, G. G. Zerffi also had a secret life as a well-paid Austrian secret agent. More than a biography of Zerffi, this book offers a rare glimpse into the secret service of the nineteenth-century Habsburg monarchy -- the precursor of all modern secret services in Europe and beyond -- while also serving as a guide to the history of the Hungarian revolution, the war of independence of 1848-49, and the international exile of European revolutionaries. Through the example of Zerffi's ...

From Habsburg Agent to Victorian Scholar: G. G. Zerffi 1820-1892 2001, East European Monographs, New York

ISBN-13: 9780880334747

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