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Rites of peace : the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna

Author: Adam Zamoyski
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the epic events following Napoleon's exile in 1814 and the subsequent Treaty of Paris, examining how the eight-month Viennese carnival brought thousands of aristocrats to the Austrian capital and established the Congress of Vienna.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zamoyski
ISBN: 0060775181 9780060775186
OCLC Number: 146071529
Description: xviii, 634 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Lion at bay --
Saviour of Europe --
Peacemakers --
War for peace --
Intimate congress --
Farce in Prague --
Play for Germany --
First waltzes --
Battlefield diplomacy --
Paris triumph --
Peace --
London Round --
Just settlements --
Setting the stage --
Points of order --
Notes and balls --
Kings' holiday --
Festival of peace --
Guerre de plume --
Political carrousel --
Explosive diplomacy --
Dance of war --
War and peace --
Saxon deal --
Unfinished business --
Flight of the egle --
Hundred days --
Road to Waterloo --
Wellingto's victory --
Punishment of France --
Last rites --
Discordant concert --
Arrest of Europe.
Responsibility: Adam Zamoyski.

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Traces the epic events following Napoleon's exile in 1814 and the subsequent Treaty of Paris, examining how the eight-month Viennese carnival brought thousands of aristocrats to the Austrian capital and established the Congress of Vienna.

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