Show simple item record Roger en_US 2008-12-02T09:37:29Z 2008-12-02T09:37:29Z 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 0-521-03632-1 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Price , R 2001 , The French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power . Cambridge University Press . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 86986 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1262 en_US
dc.description.abstract This book is about a major historical figure, Napoleon III, and a political regime. It examines how Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (nephew of the first Napoleon) was able to secure election as President of the Republic and subsequently to launch a coup d’état to establish a Second Empire. It then considers the ways in which power was exercised by the new imperial regime. Later, apparent stability led Napoleon III to engage in a difficult process of transition towards a more liberal regime; but at the point of success the decision was taken to go to war against Prussia which resulted in a catastrophic defeat and the destruction of his regime. This is a most thoroughly researched book on the Second Empire, which makes a contribution to our knowledge of a vitally important period of French history following the 1848 revolution and the intense mid-century crisis. en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.title The French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of History & Welsh History en_US

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