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Napoleon III and the Second Empire

ISBN 9780415154338
Published June 6, 1997 by Routledge
90 Pages

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Book Description

In Napoleon III and the Second Empire, Roger D. Price considers the mid-century crisis which provided Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte with the opportunity to gain elective office as President. The author outlines the objectives of Napoleon III and provides:
* A historiographical review of the ruler and his regime
* Details of changing historical attitudes to the period
* A survey of Napoleon III's economic, social and political impact
* An outline of the man's reign and his achievements

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Louis-Napoléon BonaPart e, President of the Second Republic; Chapter 3 The authoritarian Empire; Chapter 4 Liberalisation; Chapter 5 Defeat and collapse; Chapter 6 Conclusion; Bibliography;

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'This is a welcome addition to an invaluable series for students. It maintains the high standard of lucid synthesis of recent scholarship which one has come to expect from Lancaster Pamphlets.' - History Review

'This concise summary will be a basic text for students, and readers will be grateful to the author for taking on this volume which Ralph Gibson was planning to write before his untimely death.' - History Review