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Spectacular politics : Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte and the Fête impériale, 1849-1870

Author: Matthew Truesdell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate.
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Truesdell, Matthew.
Spectacular politics.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96027986
(OCoLC)34933125
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Truesdell
ISBN: 142375932X 9781423759324 1602566402 9781602566408 9780195106893 019510689X
OCLC Number: 65171348
Description: 1 online resource (x, 238 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction; ONE: The Divided Republic; TWO: The Decennial Republic: The Fête Impériale before the Empire; THREE: Celebrating the Past; FOUR: Spectacles of Prosperity; FIVE: The Limited Universe of Nineteenth-Century France: The Expositions Universelles of 1855 and 1867; SIX: The Politics of Sincerity: The Charitable Work of the Empress Eugénie; SEVEN: Playing Soldier; EIGHT: The Fête Impériale in the Provinces; NINE: Rituals of Opposition; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Responsibility: Matthew Truesdell.
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