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Vienna, 1814 : how the conquerors of Napoleon made love, war, and peace at the Congress of Vienna

Author: David King
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Details the 1814 Congress of Vienna, offering portraits of the participants and discussing the political intrigues, illicit affairs, tangled alliances, and bitter rivalries that marked the occasion that transformed the face of nineteenth-century Europe.
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Genre/Form: Treaties
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, David, 1970-
Vienna, 1814.
New York : Harmony Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)647395813
Named Person: Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Fürst von; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent; Clemens Wenzel Lothar Metternich, Fürst von; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David King
ISBN: 9780307337160 0307337162 9780307337177 0307337170
OCLC Number: 144548388
Description: viii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Bread and circuses --
Two princes --
Illustrious strangers --
Dorothee's choice --
The big four --
Bartering destiny --
"Europe, unhappy Europe" --
Spies are everywhere! --
Dancing with the world in their hands --
The people's festival --
A lawless scramble? --
Six weeks of hell --
Robinson Crusoe --
Dinner with the tsar --
Pursuing phantoms --
The last joust --
"The glorious moment" --
The cook, the painter, the ballerina, and the diplomat --
Indiscretion --
King of the suburbs --
Requiem --
The great sleigh ride --
"Odious and criminal traffick in human flesh" --
Before the cake was cut --
Time to save the world again --
His majesty, the outlaw --
With the spring violets --
Criers of Vive le Roi! doers of nothing --
Farewells --
conquering the peace --
To conquer or die --
La belle alliance --
Shifting sand.
Other Titles: When the world came to town
Responsibility: David King.
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Details the 1814 Congress of Vienna, offering portraits of the participants and discussing the political intrigues, illicit affairs, tangled alliances, and bitter rivalries that marked the occasion that transformed the face of nineteenth-century Europe.

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