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The Court of France 1789-1830 - Philip Mansel

The Court of France 1789-1830

Paperback Published: 18th November 1991
ISBN: 9780521423984
Number Of Pages: 264

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This attractively illustrated volume describes the succession of courts and monarchies in France from the revolutionary period to the fall of Charles X. It shows decisively that the revolution resulted in a stronger monarchy and a larger and more elitist series of courts than had previously existed. The book is based on many years of research in public and private archives throughout Europe. New light is thrown on the nature of the French Revolution and on the character and policies of Louis XVI, Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, who led their courts through periods of unprecedented formality and splendor.

'No one is better qualified than Philip Mansel to describe the gyrations of the French court from monarchy through empire and back to empire.' The Sunday Times 'Mr Mansel is a thoroughly diligent scholar ... and his research does much to further the current revival of sympathy for Louis XVI.' The Irish Times

List of plates and figures
Crossing the desert
The year of two courts
The promised land
Kings and courtiers
The Citizen King
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ISBN: 9780521423984
ISBN-10: 0521423988
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 18th November 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4