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dc.contributor.author Price, Roger
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-02T09:37:29Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-02T09:37:29Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Price , R 2001 , The French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power . Cambridge University Press . en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-521-03632-1
dc.identifier.other PURE: 86986
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1262
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1262
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521808308 en
dc.description Price, Roger, The French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp.x+507 RAE2008 en
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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.title The French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of History & Welsh History en


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