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Talleyrand : a vivid biography of the amoral, unscrupulous and fascinating French statesman

Author: Louis Madelin
Publisher: New York : Roy Publishers, 1948, ©1947.
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Madelin, Louis, 1871-1956.
Talleyrand; a vivid biography of the amoral, unscrupulous and fascinating French statesman.
New York, Roy Publishers, 1948 [©1947]
(OCoLC)566296188
Named Person: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Madelin
OCLC Number: 232738
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: My encounters with M. de Talleyrand --
Part I: During the Revolution. Youth ; Towards the mitre ; The Bishop of Autun as deputy ; The chaplain of the Revolution ; Outside of France ; The approach to power ; The ministry under the Directory ; A timely disgrace --
Part II: Napoleon's minister, 1800-1807. Bonaparte and Talleyrand ; The Consulate: the affair of the Concordat ; A troublesome marriage ; Foreign relations under the Consulate ; The foundation of the "immense fortune" ; The affair of the Duke d'Enghien ; Talleyrand and the war with Austria ; The Prince de Bénévent and negotiations with England ; Talleyrand in Poland ; An Austrian or a Russian alliance? --
Part III: Semi-retirement, 1807-1814. Departure from the ministry ; Talleyrand and the Spanish affair ; The betrayal at Erfurt ; The Talleyrand-Fouché "plot" ; January 28, 1809 ; Semi-retirement ; The beginning of the end ; Waiting for the allies ; Talleyrand's hour --
Part IV: The minister of the restoration, 1814-1815. The provisory government and the Convention of April 23 ; The king's return and the Treaty of Paris ; The preliminaries of the Congress of Vienna ; Talleyrand at the Congress ; His difficult return to the ministry ; Talleyrand's ministry --
Part V: The last mission. The aftermath of the downfall ; Talleyrand joins the liberal opposition ; Talleyrand prepares a revolution ; The embassy to London ; Talleyrand's last victory : the Belgian affair ; The end --
Appendix: Persons, families, and historical events figuring in the life of Talleyrand.
Responsibility: by Louis Madelin ; translated by Rosalie Feltenstein.

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