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Paris Between Empires: Monarchy and Revolution 1814-1852

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  • Title: Paris Between Empires: Monarchy and Revolution 1814-1852
  • Author: Philip Mansel
  • ISBN: 9780312308575
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • ï Paris Between Empires: Monarchy and Revolution 1814-1852 Ñ Philip Mansel
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Paris Between Empires: Monarchy and Revolution 1814-1852

About "Philip Mansel"

  1. Philip Mansel

    Philip Mansel is a historian of courts and cities, and of France and the Ottoman Empire He was born in London in 1951 and educated at Eton College, where he was a King s Scholar, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History and Modern Languages Following four years research into the French court of the period 1814 1830, he was awarded his doctorate at University College, London in 1978.His first book, Louis XVIII, was published in 1981 and this together with subsequent works such as The Court of France 1789 1830 1989 , Paris Between Empires 1814 1852 2001 established him as an authority on the later French monarchy Six of his books have been translated into French.Altogether Philip Mansel has published eleven books of history and biography, mainly relating either to France or the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East Sultans in Splendour was published in 1988, Constantinople City of the World s Desire 1453 1924 in 1995 and Levant Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean in 2010.Over the past 30 years he has contributed reviews and articles to a wide range of newspapers and journals, including History Today, The English Historical Review, The International Herald Tribune, Books and Bookmen, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and Apollo Currently he writes reviews for The Spectator, Cornucopia, The Art Newspaper and The Times Literary Supplement.In 1995 Philip Mansel was a founder with David Starkey, Robert Oresko and Simon Thurley of the Society for Court Studies, designed to promote research in the field of court history, and he is the editor of the Society s journal The Society has a branch in Munich and is linked to similar societies in Versailles, Madrid, Ferrara and Turin.He has travelled widely, lecturing in many countries including the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Turkey and has made a number of appearances on radio and television, including in the two part Channel 4 documentary Harem and in two BBC2 documentaries on Versailles in 2012 He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Literature, the Institute of Historical Research University of London and the Royal Asiatic Society, and is a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Centre de Recherche du Chateau de Versailles In 2010 Philip Mansel was appointed Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2012 was the recipient of the annual London Library Life in Literature Award.Philip Mansel wrote the introduction to the 2012 re issue of Nancy Mitford s The Sun King and is currently working on his own biography of Louis XIV His short history of Aleppo Rise and Fall of a World City is scheduled for publication in April 2016 His book on Napoleon and his court, The Eagle in Splendour, was republished by I B Tauris in June 2015.In 1995 Philip Mansel started a campaign to save Clavell Tower, a ruined folly of 1831 which threatened to fall over the cliff above Kimmeridge Bay This led, in 2007 8, to the Tower s deconstruction, relocation, reconstruction, restoration and modernisation by the Landmark Trust Clavell Tower is now the Trust s most popular property.Philip Mansel lives in London, travelling to Paris, Istanbul and elsewhere for research, conferences and lectures He also runs the family estate at Smed, near Wareham in Dorset For information on this historic house, visit the web site and read the recent articles published in The World of Interiors and Country Life.

476 Comments

  1. This was a frustrating book for me On the one hand, it contains a wealth of information and makes an excellent case for understanding this too oft ignored period On the other hand, Mansel s writing style failed to develop a coherent argument on this period and he tends to focus too much on particular details at the cost of understanding the broader tapestry of the period.First, the good in the book There is a tendency in various histories to focus on the big events and to ignore the periods in b [...]


  2. This book is a history of Paris between the two Napoleonic Empires 1814 1852 It starts with Napoleon s initial defeat, the first occupation of Paris, the Hundred Days and the second occupation It is indeed extraordinary that Paris was not treated by the Russians in 1815 like Berlin was in 1945 Of course, Napoleon was no Hitler and Alexander I was no Stalin although the French occupation of Russia was also quite violent, if less protracted than the German one , but then again Paris was no Berlin, [...]


  3. This book by Philip Mansel is about the Bourbon Restoration The interesting aspect of this book is its approach to the history of the period The reactionary tenor of the period can be seen in the government s imposition of an official policy of what was called oubli , or forgetting, of the past Napoleonic era this does not seem to be unique to this period perhaps it is a precursor of twentieth century erasure of history All relics of the time, like books and uniforms had to be burned Press censo [...]


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