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The Congress of Vienna : power and politics after Napoleon, Brian E. Vick

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The Congress of Vienna : power and politics after Napoleon
Title
The Congress of Vienna
Title remainder
power and politics after Napoleon
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Brian E. Vick
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Convened following Napoleon{u2019}s defeat in 1814, the Congress of Vienna is remembered as much for the pageantry of the royals and elites who gathered there as for the landmark diplomatic agreements they brokered. Historians have nevertheless generally dismissed these spectacular festivities as window dressing when compared with the serious, behind-the-scenes maneuverings of sovereigns and statesmen. Brian Vick finds this conventional view shortsighted, seeing these instead as two interconnected dimensions of politics. Examining them together yields a more complete picture of how one of the most important diplomatic summits in history managed to redraw the map of Europe and the international system of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Congress of Vienna investigates the Vienna Congress within a broad framework of influence networks that included unofficial opinion-shapers of all kinds, both men and women: artists and composers, entrepreneurs and writers, hosts and attendees of fashionable salons. In addition to high-profile negotiation and diplomatic wrangling over the post-Napoleonic fates of Germany, Italy, and Poland, Vick brings into focus other understudied yet significant issues: the African slave trade, Jewish rights, and relations with Islamic powers such as the Ottoman Empire and Barbary Corsairs. Challenging the usual portrayal of a reactionary Congress obsessed with rolling back Napoleon{u2019}s liberal reforms, Vick demonstrates that the Congress{u2019}s promotion of limited constitutionalism, respect for religious and nationality rights, and humanitarian interventions was influenced as much by liberal currents as by conservative ones.--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vick, Brian E.
Dewey number
940.2/744
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC249
LC item number
.V45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Congress of Vienna
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Europe
  • Congress of Vienna
  • Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
  • Diplomatic history
  • Peace
  • Political science
  • Europe
Label
The Congress of Vienna : power and politics after Napoleon, Brian E. Vick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Peace and power in display -- Selling the Congress -- Salon networks -- Negotiating religion -- Europe in the wider world -- Between reaction and reform -- Poland, Saxony, and the crucible of diplomacy -- Conclusion
Control code
870439221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780674729711
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)870439221
Label
The Congress of Vienna : power and politics after Napoleon, Brian E. Vick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Peace and power in display -- Selling the Congress -- Salon networks -- Negotiating religion -- Europe in the wider world -- Between reaction and reform -- Poland, Saxony, and the crucible of diplomacy -- Conclusion
Control code
870439221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780674729711
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)870439221

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