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 Confusion of the Courts. 
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I am rather confused whether or not it was more relaxed than the French court or not. Because when I read about Elisabeth of Baravia she thought the court ettiquite was too strict and that is was Spanish. Marie Antoinette thought the French court was too rigid. Was the Austrian court less strict in comparison or more strict in comparison to the French court? Or did at some point did the Austrian court take on Spanish customs after Marie Antoinette's time?

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:17 pm
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Post Re: Confusion of the Courts.
I wouldn’t say that the Austrian court was less strict, just different. And she was a child, not yet a married woman and the queen of France. She had less responsibility.

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Post Re: Confusion of the Courts.
I'd like to read more about the Austrian court. anyone know of any good books?


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Yes, I would find this very interesting as well.

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Post Re: Confusion of the Courts.
Most royal courts of M.A.'s time were modeled after the Court of Versailles. Versailles set the standards by which all other courts measured themselves; it's safe to assume that those at Versailles were very aware of this and took extra pains to make sure they lived up to the world's expectations.


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I always imagined the Austrian Court's etiquette to be less rigid than that of Versailles, but not less formal, just less of the ceremonies that accompanied the day to day life of the French King and Queen. I've also always thought the moral standards were higher at the Austrian Court - I can't imagine the Empress having encouraged "loose" behaviour as maybe Louis XV did with all his mistresses :lol: !!! It's also well known Marie Antoinette disliked du Barry - was this because she was sheltered at the Court of her mother? Or could it have been the influence of her husband's Aunts?

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I think her mother instilled it, and the aunts encouraged it.

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Post Re: Confusion of the Courts.
I just saw a book at the library named Vienna about the court there in 1814. I don't know if the court in 1814 would have any bearing on the court 40 years before, but it might. I had too much other reading stacked up to take it out and look. Maybe one of you all would like to check.


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DreamersRose wrote:
I just saw a book at the library named Vienna about the court there in 1814. I don't know if the court in 1814 would have any bearing on the court 40 years before, but it might. I had too much other reading stacked up to take it out and look. Maybe one of you all would like to check.

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