M I R A M A R
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"Miramar" was the Archduke Maximilian von Habsburg's residence in the Italian seaport of Trieste, then a part of the Austrian Empire.
It was here that Maximilian received the Mexican Delegation, a group of conservative Mexicans who offered him the throne of Mexico and thus began the tragedy of Mexico's Second Empire.
>>Read an excerpt from chapter 2 of the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, a scene set in Miramar.
The award-winning essay by C.M. Mayo, "from Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion," now available in Kindle, iBook, and a 2-dics audio CD.