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Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Geoffrey Hicks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the mid-Victorian Conservative Party's significant but overlooked role in British foreign policy and in contemporary debate about Britain's relations with Europe. It considers the ... More


State Funerals of Kings and Emperors 1800–1870

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During most of the nineteenth century, France was governed by non-republican regimes that were hostile to the ideals of the French Revolution. Consequently, the manner in which the Bonapartes, the ... More


Monsters, Marvels, and Transport in Les Travailleurs de la mer

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 examines the political and poetic universe of Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866) in the light of La Légende des siècles and William Shakespeare as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest. ... More


Principalities and Powers

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses among the most critically commented tableaux of the Tentation. It argues against reading the famous ‘Nebuchadnezzar's Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba’ set‐pieces as allegedly ... More


The Making of Italy

Owen Chadwick

in A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269229
eISBN:
9780191600456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

As the movement for Italian unification under the monarchy of Piedmont came to express the aspirations of nationalists and liberals throughout the peninsula, Pius IX showed that he wanted to part of ... 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


Blue & Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations

Howard Jones

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833490
eISBN:
9781469604497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898574_jones
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and ... More


The Emperor Gets Involved in the War

Stève Sainlaude

in France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649948
eISBN:
9781469649962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649948.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In defiance of neutrality, because he saw the American Civil War as an opportunity to strengthen France’s position in Mexico and Latin America,Napoleon III pursued a policy openly favourable to the ... More


France’s Grand Design and the Confederacy

Stève Sainlaude

in American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The words of Rouher expressed about the French expedition in Mexico as being la Grande pensée du règne (the Grand thought of the Reign) be related not only about Napoléon III’s project cherished for ... More


1870–1876: The Franco-Prussian War, the WPA, and Arbitration

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.02
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On July 19, 1870, the Franco-Prussian War began. Rumours circulated that Napoleon III intended to invade Belgium, and the peace movement in Britain found itself having to counter a ‘strong, warlike ... More


Republicanism

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The significance of republicanism is that it reflected changes in social relationships, which gave a new dimension to politics. It was through republicanism that popular political organisation ... More


Wrapping the World in Fire: The Interventionist Crisis in the Civil War

Howard Jones

in American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631097
eISBN:
9781469631110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631097.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Too often overlooked in the American Civil War was the crisis over foreign intervention and possible diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy as a sovereign nation. Outside observers watched events ... More


Introduction

Stève Sainlaude

in France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649948
eISBN:
9781469649962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649948.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the American Civil War, European powers understood that the weakening of the United States was likely to affect the geopolitical balance of the world at large. Napoleon III saw the American ... More


Napoléon III’s “Grand Design” and the Confederacy

Stève Sainlaude

in France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649948
eISBN:
9781469649962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649948.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1862, Napoleon III sent an expeditionary force to occupy Mexico with the aim of establishing a Latin and Catholic empire in the region as part of his “Grand Design” for the Americas. The American ... More


The Rich

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A common generalisation about France is that it was controlled for most of this period by 200 families who held most of its wealth, ran its major industries, and bribed its politicians to do their ... More


Bankers

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reveals that the history of the mass of small banks is more obscure than that of the large ones, but small banks clearly had an important place in provincial life in France. They ... More


Seward and Empire, 1865–1869

Joseph A. Fry

in Lincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177120
eISBN:
9780813177137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177120.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Seward’s final four years as secretary of state during the Johnson administration, following Lincoln’s death. Sustaining the policy of diplomatic pressure, but disdaining ... More


Rome, War, and the Onset of the Terrible Year

Raymond Jonas

in France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221369
eISBN:
9780520924017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221369.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the Terrible Year, which started a period of intense reflection on France, its past, and its spiritual and moral well-being. This was also the time when France went to war ... More


The Entente Cordiale and American Policy

Stève Sainlaude

in France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649948
eISBN:
9781469649962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649948.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In late 1860, faced with the unprecedented events that were rocking the U.S., France and Britain sought to coordinate their policies on the American Question through an extension of the countries’ ... More


Liberté, Égalité, and Lincoln: French Readings of an American President

Michael Vorenberg

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of Abraham Lincoln's image on French politics. It explains that his image among the French helped legitimize and publicize leftist thought in the late 1860s and ... More


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