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The Congress of Vienna: A Study in Allied Unity: 1812-1822 (Paperback)

The Congress of Vienna: A Study in Allied Unity: 1812-1822 By Sir Harold Nicolson Cover Image
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In 1812, at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a congress convened in Vienna in which the fate of Europe was to be determined for the next hundred years. Attending were the great statesmen of the time -- the wily French foreign minister, Talleyrand; his brave but misguided British counterpart, Lord Castlereagh; the conservative Austrian chancellor, Prince Metternich; and the idealistic but unstable tsar Alexander. Beginning with Napoleon's harrowing retreat from Moscow, the pace of the narrative holds throughout the negotiations in the Austrian capital, where the power struggle to both restore a lost world and ensure a stable future took place. Harold Nicolson's classic is narrative history at its best. With swift pace, clear focus and a series of brilliant character sketches, this is narrative history at its best. -- The New York Times.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802137449
ISBN-10: 080213744X
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: December 13th, 2000
Pages: 320
Language: English