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Rites of Peace The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna

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ISBN-10: 0060775181

ISBN-13: 9780060775186

Edition: 2007

Authors: Adam Zamoyski

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In the wake of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812, the French emperor's imperious grip on Europe began to weaken, raising the question of how the continent was to be reconstructed after his defeat. While the Treaty of Paris that followed Napoleon's exile in 1814 put an end to a quarter century of revolution and war in Europe, it left the future of the continent hanging in the balance. Eager to negotiate a workable and lasting peace, the major powers-Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia-along with a host of lesser nations, began a series of committee sessions in Vienna: an eight-month-long carnival that combined political negotiations with balls, dinners, artistic…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Adam Zamoyski was born in New York, was educated at Oxford, & lives in London. His other books include biographies of Chopin & Paderewski & a history of Poland.