Free eBook Louis XVIII download

by Philip Mansel

Free eBook Louis XVIII download ISBN: 0719567092
Author: Philip Mansel
Publisher: John Murray; First Edition edition (2005)
Language: English
Pages: 512
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People
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Philip Mansel (born 1951) is a historian of courts and cities, and the author of a number of books about the history of France and the Ottoman Empire

Philip Mansel (born 1951) is a historian of courts and cities, and the author of a number of books about the history of France and the Ottoman Empire. He was born in London in 1951 and educated at Eton College, Balliol College, Oxford, and obtained a doctorate at University College London in 1978.

The brilliance of Philip Mansel shines in Louis XVIII I deliberately took my time reading this book, I wanted to savor all the information Mr. Mansel presented so well!

The brilliance of Philip Mansel shines in Louis XVIII. For some reason history regards his reign as just a footnote, in reality Louis XVIII shines as a much more intelligent and reasonable monarch for his time.

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Louis XVIII was the most European of the kings of France  .

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Louis XVIII est un roi mal connu et jamais jugé à sa juste valeur. Philip Mansel en propose un portrait original et documenté à partir de nombreuses sources inédites.

La biographie de référence du dernier roi de France mort sur le trône  . Louis XVIII est un roi mal connu et jamais jugé à sa juste valeur. Il montre ainsi le rôle politique du frère de Louis XVI durant les années 1787-1789 où il se fait à la fois l'avocat des " idées nouvelles " et le soutien d'une monarchie forte. Philip Mansel is a historian of courts and dynasties. A grandson of Louis XV, born in Versailles in 1755, he escaped from Paris in 1791, disguised as an Englishman. He spent the following twenty - four years as an exile, in Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, and finally, for seven years, in England. In 1814 he was restored to the throne. His books include a study of the Court of France, a history of Constantinople, Paris between Empires, and a life of the Prince de Ligne. He has written for numerous publications, including the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the TLS and the Spectator.

Louis XVIII, is often considered a nonentity whose weaknesses, apathy, greed, insensitivity, were flagrant, and whose virtues, prudence, imperturbability, moderation, were unspectacular. Mansel sets out to prove he deserves better. The author considers the King's exile and move from Germany to Italy, from Italy to Russia and finally England, as well as examining Louis XVIII's ten year reign on the throne of France.

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Malaunitly
This is insightful history. Unless you are a scholar of French history you won't have heard this story. Dr. Mansel shows that Louis XVIII tried to bring the monarchy of France up to date for the time. That King Louis has a bad reputation is due mostly to his inept, reactionary brother, Charles X, who succeeded him. Charles managed in five years to wipe out all the progress Louis made in ten, and thoroughly deserved being thrown out of the country. Of course this is "revisionist" history. I have read it twice. If you are interested in the French monarchy, the French Revolution and its aftermath, and the 19th century in France, read it. It will provide some new perspectives.
Clever
The brilliance of Philip Mansel shines in Louis XVIII. For some reason history regards his reign as just a footnote, in reality Louis XVIII shines as a much more intelligent and reasonable monarch for his time. I deliberately took my time reading this book, I wanted to savor all the information Mr. Mansel presented so well! A fabulous look into France after the tumult of the revolution and Bonaparte!
Anarasida
If the French Revolution is a gulf yawning between the Ancien Regime and the truly modern world, then few kings could have embodied that disjunction better than Louis XVIII. Born in 1755, he lived to see his brother and sister-in-law, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, guillotined by extreme revolutionaries; the Corsican general Napoleon Bonaparte seize the throne and declare himself emperor; and his country welcome him back after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. Bitter memories of his brother's ignominious death encouraged him to steer a course between reactionaries and revolutionaries. Although Louis has often been dismissed as a non-entity, Mansel's eminently readable biography presents a more balanced portrait of this enigmatic survivor.