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Refugees of the French Revolution : émigrés in London, 1789-1802

Author: Kirsty Carpenter
Publisher: Houndmills, Hampshire : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The refugee population in London provides a snapshot of life in exile during the French Revolution. London had the largest community of emigres. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most active political lobby. Britain, the only European country to provide the emigres with financial assistance, was unique as a host nation because the British had nothing political to gain from offering their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsty Carpenter
ISBN: 033371833X 9780333718339 0312221703 9780312221706
OCLC Number: 40707040
Description: xxviii, 259 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 First Impressions 1 --
2 1789-92: a Prolonged Vacation 17 --
3 1792: the Influx 29 --
4 Soho 49 --
5 Marylebone, Richmond, Hampstead--the High Life 62 --
6 St Pancras, Somerstown, Saint George's Fields--the Low Life 87 --
7 Educational Pursuits 100 --
8 Politics: Their Own Worst Enemies? 116 --
9 Emigre Writers and Writing about Emigres 133 --
10 Franco-British Culture and Society 155.
Responsibility: Kirsty Carpenter.

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Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of emigres. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most  Read more...

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