The French Second Empire: An Anatomy of Political Power (New Studies in European History)

  • Publish Date: 2001-12-17
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Roger Price
  • Sale
  • $111.77
  • Regular price $111.42


This thoroughly researched book on the Second Empire examines how Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was able to secure election as President of the Republic and subsequently to launch a coup d'tat to establish a Second Empire. It considers the ways in which power was exercised by the new empire and how Napoleon III engaged in a difficult process of transition towards more liberal policies only to experience catastrophic defeat and the destruction of the regime because of war against Prussia.



MORE FROM THIS COLLECTION