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Title:
The Congress of Vienna : a study in allied unity, 1812-1822
Author:
Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968.
Edition:
First Grove Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Grove Press, [2000]

©1946
Physical Description:
312 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1946.
Language:
English
Conference Subject:
ISBN:
9780802137449
Format :
Book

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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