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From Napoleon to the Second International : essays on nineteenth century Europe

Author: A J P Taylor; Chris Wrigley
Publisher: New York : Allen Lane, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90) was one of Britain's most popular and authoritative historians. He wrote definitive works of British and diplomatic history which also became bestsellers, and was much admired for the many television lectures he gave - which he delivered without notes or visual aids and which ended precisely on time. His essays have always been recognized as amongst his best work and therefore some of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J P Taylor; Chris Wrigley
ISBN: 0713991135 9780713991130
OCLC Number: 30975108
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1993.
Contains both essays selected from previous collections and pieces previously unpublished in volume form.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 426 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Accident Prone, or What Happened Next --
The Historian as a Biographer --
Fiction in History --
Tory History --
The Thing --
British Pamphleteers --
Napoleon --
On Himself --
The Verdict of History --
Charles James Fox --
Talleyrand's Cut --
Metternich --
Metternich and His 'System' for Europe --
Cobbett --
Voice of the Many --
The People's Champion --
Castlereagh --
Wellington: Silly Soldier Man? --
Sir Robert Peel --
Orange Peel --
The Cotton Spinner's Son --
Macaulay --
The Man Who was Always Right --
Leviathan of History --
Carlyle --
Trevelyan's Carlyle --
Carlyle Warts and All --
Lord John Russell: The Last Great Whig --
Genocide --
1848 --
Year of Revolution --
The French Revolution --
Vienna and Berlin --
The Slav Congress --
1848: Opening of an Era --
The Last of Old Europe --
Crimea: The War That Would Not Boil --
John Bright and the Crimean War --
John Bright: Hero or Humbug? --
Ranke: The Dedicated Historian --
Cavour and Garibaldi --
Men of 1862 --
Napoleon III --
Francis Joseph, Emperor of Austria --
Lord Palmerston --
Alexander II, Tsar of Russia --
Karl Marx --
Bismarck --
Bismarck and Europe --
Marx's Better Half --
The Paris Commune --
Dizzy --
The G O M --
Parnell: The Uncrowned King --
Lord Salisbury: Last Tory and First Unionist --
John Morley: Intellectual in Politics --
Keir Hardie: Labour's Moses --
The Second International --
The Vienna of Schnitzler --
York --
Manchester --
Edge of Britain: A Lancashire Journey --
A Southport Childhood --
The Boarding House Culture --
Across the Morecambe Sands --
Preston Revisited.
Responsibility: A.J.P. Taylor ; edited with an introduction by Chris Wrigley.

Abstract:

A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90) was one of Britain's most popular and authoritative historians. He wrote definitive works of British and diplomatic history which also became bestsellers, and was much admired for the many television lectures he gave - which he delivered without notes or visual aids and which ended precisely on time. His essays have always been recognized as amongst his best work and therefore some of the finest historical writing of the last forty years. They provide short and incisive assessments of major historical figures and issues. Combining essays from earlier collections with pieces previously unpublished in volume form, this book brings together the best of Taylor's essays on nineteenth-century British and continental European history, including pieces on Napoleon, Metternich, 1848, Bismarck, Disraeli, Parnell and the Second International. He once commented that he possessed a 'ruthless intellect, criticizing everything, never satisfied, always forcing up the standards of academic truth and artistic achievement'

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