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The Court of France, 1789-1830
     

The Court of France, 1789-1830

by Philip Mansel
 

ISBN-10: 0521423988

ISBN-13: 9780521423984

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This attractively illustrated volume describes the succession of courts and monarchies in France from the revolutionary period to the fall of Charles X. It shows decisively that the revolution resulted in a stronger monarchy and a larger and more elitist series of courts than had previously existed. The book is based on many years of research in public and private

Overview

This attractively illustrated volume describes the succession of courts and monarchies in France from the revolutionary period to the fall of Charles X. It shows decisively that the revolution resulted in a stronger monarchy and a larger and more elitist series of courts than had previously existed. The book is based on many years of research in public and private archives throughout Europe. New light is thrown on the nature of the French Revolution and on the character and policies of Louis XVI, Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, who led their courts through periods of unprecedented formality and splendor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates and figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Revolutions; 2. Crossing the desert; 3. Napoleon; 4 Power; 5. The year of two courts; 6. Reform; 7. The promised land; 8. Kings and courtiers; 9. Money; Epilogue; The Citizen King; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.

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