History Of Modern France, 1815-1913 Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byÉmile Bourgeois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... his flouted authority. In Paris on the contrary, on the news of the decree of / r" Europe and of the Sultan against Mehemet Ali, all was-consternation and rage. As soon as it was known, on; October 20, 1840, Heinrich Heine records "an agitation passing all belief. The recruiting offices were crowded like the entrances to a theatre; and in all the theatres the Marseillaise was sung," as in the revolutionary days of the universal levies. Funds dropped 4 francs, business came to a standstill. Most of the journals, even on the ministerial side, were doing more to further than to check the outburst. Even the English Ambassador was alarmed, and wrote, "I think war is not improbable." In Louis Philippe's own circle the same fears were expressed in a letter written by one of the King's daughters to the Prince de Joinville. "We are passing through a critical moment, the most critical for the last ten years. Within the country opinion is in a nervous state, and some incitement to revolution; at our gates a foreign war, with all Europe against us. God alone can save us." The gravest feature in the whole affair was that at this moment, in spite of the judgment of many of his colleagues and of his own sincere anxiety, Thiers should have taken the risk of active measures, rather than risk his popularity by opposing them. After ten years of pacific effort, Louis Philippe had been brought round the full circle, by the parliamentary bourgeoisie, by the Ministers, and by public opinion, back to his starting-point, with a nation on one side hungry to avenge Waterloo, and on the other side Europe, given up to the schemes and enterprises of ambitious Powers capable of forcing their subjects into a new coalition against France. This was the great danger for...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... his flouted authority. In Paris on the contrary, on the news of the decree of / r" Europe and of the Sultan ag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217840965

ISBN - 13:9780217840965

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