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The perilous crown france between revolutions 1814 - 1848

ISBN/EAN 9781405040822
A vivid narrative history of France after the fall of Napoleon, including the July revolution of 1830 which put Louis Philippe d'Orleans on the throne (and is the backdrop to }Les Miserables{) and up to the second revolution of 1848 which saw him exiled once more. A fascinating account of a less well-known aspect of French history, bringing its ins
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The Perilous Crown: France Between Revolutions, 1814-1848

Price, Munro


Was it inevitable that France should become a republic? In this fascinating account of the period 1814-48, Munro Price attempts to answer this most difficult of questions. Using substantial unpublished research as he did in his celebrated The Fall of the French Monarchy, Price focuses on the amazing political machinations of Madame Adelaide, sister of King Louis Philippe. Though only mentioned rarely in other histories of the time, The French Revolutions shows how her intelligence and behind the scenes wrangling secured her brother the throne, thereby creating Frances only long lasting experiment with a constitutional monarchy. Munro Price vividly brings the period alive with all its instability and political intrigue, while at the same time illuminating our understanding of a difficult and tumultuous time. The French Revolutions is an ambitious, exciting and masterful work of history that is sure to delight and inform for many years to come.
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