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Author Doyle, William, 1942-

Title France and the Age of Revolution : Regimes Old and New from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series International library of historical studies ; v. 91
International library of historical studies ; 91
Contents Illustrations; Introduction; PART I -- FUNCTIONS FOR SALE; 1. Colbert and the Sale of Offices; 2. Voltaire and Venality: The Ambiguites of an Abuse; 3. Secular Simony: The Clergy and the Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France; 4. Changing Notions of Public Corruption (c.1770-c.1850); PART II -- THE OLD ORDER DISINTEGRATES; 5. The Union with Ireland in a European Context; 6. The French Revolution: Possible because Th inkable or Thinkable because Possible?; 7. Desacralising Desacralisation; 8. The French Revolution and Monarchy; 9. The American Revolution and the European Nobility
PART III -- NAPOLEON: AN UNDEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONARY10. The Napoleonic Nobility Revisited; 11. Napoleon, Women and the French Revolution; 12. The Political Culture of the French Empire; 13. Revolutionary Napoleon; Notes; Index
Summary From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating - and widely-studied - periods of history. In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a new perspective on several key themes within the history of this period - from the world of the Ancien RĂ©gime to the Battle of Waterloo. He sheds new light on the causes of the French Revolution and the impact of the revolution outside France. In taking a fresh look at the Napoleonic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject France -- History -- 1789-1815.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857722352 (electronic bk.)
9780857722355 (electronic bk.)