Ignaz Seipel (1876-1932) was Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Austria’s first, postwar republic and leader of its conservative party, the Christian Socialists. Born into the old order, a Catholic priest, a scholar and ascetic, Seipel was also a man whose worldly ambitions led him to the center of Austrian politics during the turbulent period of her adjustment from multinational empire to small power.
Originally published in 1972.
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