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Mansel, Philip 1951-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 319 publications in 7 languages and 7,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Classifications: DR730, 949.618
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Most widely held works by Philip Mansel
Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924 by Philip Mansel( Book )

64 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conqueror on a white horse. It ends with the hurried departure of the last Ottoman ruler, Abdulmecid on the Orient Express. In studying the five hundred years between those two events, the author goes beneath the surface of the bustling, cosmopolitan traveler's Constantinople to record the history of what was at once an imperial capital, a holy city, a trading entrepot, a pleasure resort and, in its cultural and intellectual life, a laboratory of modernization
Paris between empires : monarchy and revolution, 1814-1852 by Philip Mansel( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This was a time, too; of political turbulence and dynastic intrigue, of violence on the streets, and women manipulating men and events from their salons. In describing it Philip Mansel draws on the unpublished letters and diaries of some of the city's leading figures and of the foreigners who flocked there, among them Lady Holland, two British ambassadors, Lords Stuart de Rothesay and Normanby, and Charles de Flahaut, lover of Napoleon's step-daughter Queen Hortense. This fascinating book shows that the European ideal was as alive in the nineteenth century as it is today."--Jacket
Levant : splendour and catastrophe on the Mediterranean by Philip Mansel( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of three major cities in the Levant region--Smyrna, Alexandria, and Beirut--from its golden age in the sixteenth century when different cultures and religions lived together to the present day
The court of France, 1789-1830 by Philip Mansel( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dressed to rule : royal and court costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II by Philip Mansel( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout history rulers have used dress as a form of legitimisation and propaganda. While palaces, pictures and jewels might reflect the choice of a monarch's predecessors or advisers, clothes reflected the preferences of the monarch himself. Being both personal and visible, the right costume at the right time could transform and define a monarch's reputation. Many royal leaders have used dress as a weapon, from Louis XIV to Catherine the Great, and Napoleon I to Princess Diana." "This book explores how rulers have sought to control their image through their appearance. Mansel shows how individual styles of dress throw light on the personalities of particular monarchs, on their court system, and on their ambitions. He looks also at the economics of the costume industry, at patronage, at the etiquette involved in mourning dress, and at the act of dressing itself. Fascinating glimpses into the lives of European monarchs and contemporary potentates reveal the intimate connection between power and the way it is packaged."--Jacket
Louis XVIII by Philip Mansel( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abondamment documentée, cette biographie, écrite par un auteur anglais, essaie de montrer comment "l'histoire de Louis XVIII [qui] est avant tout celle des ambitions dynastiques d'un Bourbon, d'abord comme comte de Provence, puis comme prétendant en exil et enfin comme roi de France... influa sur le cours des événements en France..."
Sultans in splendor by Philip Mansel( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle in splendour : Napoleon I and his court by Philip Mansel( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van Napoleon als keizer (1769-1821)
The Lily and the Lion by Philip Mansel( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French émigrés in Europe and the struggle against revolution, 1789-1814 by Kirsty Carpenter( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Emigration during the French Revolution has often been treated with scorn. Were the emigres the failures they were styled, by Balzac among others - tired remnants of a lost civilisation? This book seeks to explore the Emigration as both a cultural and political phenomenon, underpinned by the ideas of the Enlightenment and supported by some of the most brilliant writers and artists in France at the end of the eighteenth century. The emigres were political refugees, caught between the domestic turmoil of France and the international rivalries of the European powers."--Jacket
Pillars of monarchy : an outline of the political and social history of royal guards, 1400-1984 by Philip Mansel( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince of Europe : the life of Charles-Joseph de Ligne, 1735-1814 by Philip Mansel( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Charles-Joseph de Ligne has the paradoxical reputation of being both famous and little known. He was a Renaissance man in Enlightenment Europe: a grand aristocrat, a talented general, a provocative writer, a brilliant conversationalist, a great garden lover, a moralist and a memoirist. His desire for military glory and literary fame was as great as his appetite for lovers." "The Prince de Ligne witnessed the fall of Napoleon, who fascinated him but whom he refused to meet. He died during the Congress of Vienna, which redrew the map of Europe to the accompaniment of balls and intrigues." "Though sometimes neglected in Britain, Ligne has remained a popular historical figure in Europe. As the continent moves towards greater integration, Philip Mansel has produced a colourful and timely biography of this effortless European - a man for our time."--Jacket
Monarchy and exile : the politics of legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II by Philip Mansel( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using detailed studies of fifteen exiled royal figures, the role of Exile in European Society and in the evolution of national cultures is examined. From the Jacobite court to the exiled Kings' of Hanover, the book provides an alternative history of monarchical power from the 16th to 20th century
Aleppo : the rise and fall of Syria's great merchant city by Philip Mansel( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half is a history of Aleppo, its social classes and their conflicts, its legacy of tolerance, and its mixed population of Muslims, Christians, and Jews; Arabs, Turks, and Westerners, until the recent civil war. The second half is excerpts from the writings of fifteen Western travelers or inhabitants.--
Le Charmeur de l'Europe : Charles-Joseph de Ligne (1735-1814) by Philip Mansel( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle in splendour : inside the court of Napoleon by Philip Mansel( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Prinz Europas : Prince Charles-Joseph de Ligne : 1735-1814 by Philip Mansel( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Stuart de Rothesay by Robert Franklin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prince de Ligne : le charmeur de l'Europe, 1735-1814 by Philip Mansel( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.-J. de Ligne est né en 1735 près de Bruxelles et mort en 1814 à Vienne, maréchal autrichien, écrivain de langue française il est un des esprits brillants des Lumières. Homme d'une culture encyclopédique, auteur de mémoires, il a correspondu avec Voltaire, Casanova, Goethe, Mme de Staël et fréquenté les grandes cours européennes du XVIIIe siècle
The influence of the later Stuarts and their supporters on French royalism, 1789-1840 by Philip Mansel( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Constantinople : city of the world's desire, 1453-1924
Alternative Names
Mānsal, Filīp 1951-

Mansel, P. 1951-

Mānsil, Filīp 1951-

Philip Mansel britischer Historiker

Philip Mansel British historian

Philip Mansel Brits historicus

فيليب مانسيل، 1951-

菲利普·曼梭

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Paris between empires : monarchy and revolution, 1814-1852Levant : splendour and catastrophe on the MediterraneanThe court of France, 1789-1830Dressed to rule : royal and court costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth IILouis XVIIIThe French émigrés in Europe and the struggle against revolution, 1789-1814Prince of Europe : the life of Charles-Joseph de Ligne, 1735-1814Monarchy and exile : the politics of legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II