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Champagne Capitalism: The Commodification of Luxury and the French Empire of Taste

David Todd

in A Velvet Empire: French Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691171838
eISBN:
9780691205342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171838.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the extent of French economic success in the mid-nineteenth century, providing a deeper understanding of the sources of French imperial expansion. The French empire of taste ... More


Napoleon III and France’s colonial expansion: national grandeur, territorial conquests and colonial embellishment, 1852–70

Emmanuelle Guenot

in Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784993153
eISBN:
9781526115096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993153.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (1808–73), nephew of Napoleon I, came to power in 1851 after a coup d’étatreplacing the short-lived Second Republic (1848–51). His eighteen-year reign (1852–70) provided a ... More


By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Jennifer E. Sessions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449758
eISBN:
9780801454479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449758.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, ... More


(Post)colonial Possessions

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores possession in the (post)colonial context, indicating how the very term is even synonymous with “colony” during the ancien régime. Like “colony,” the word “possession” is well ... More


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