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The Rise and Fall of the Second Empire, 1852-1871 (The Cambridge History of Modern France #3)

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The Second Empire lasted longer than any French regime since 1789, yet most historical accounts of the government of Napoleon III have been overshadowed by the knowledge of its disastrous and tragic end. As Professor Plessis shows in this detailed thermatic study, such an approach ignores the major social, economic, and political developments of a period that witnessed the ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published December 1st 1989 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 1st 1985)
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