The French Revolution And First Empire; An Historical Sketch

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byWilliam O'connor Morris

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of Venice remained bitterly hostile to the French ideas, the Modenese, the subjects of the Pope, and the great body of the people of Lombardy, had risen against foreign or hated rulers, and attached themselves to the victorious Republic. Bonaparte, wielding poiicy'of017 already enormous power, ably turned the Bonaparte; movement to his own advantage, and to that hts anti-to revolution-of the Directory in a secondary degree; he,j M,.,. obtained considerable territories from the Pope, as the price of sparing Rome and the adjoining Provinces; and while he levied ample contributions from them, he gave or promised the Italians "liberty" within the districts he had annexed or occupied. He steadily carried out, however, this policy of compromise, and of moderating Revolution; and, while he treated the Italian States and their Sovereigns with a view rather to his own objects, or to immediate political interests, than with the least regard to Republican notions, it was observed that he had no sympathy with what he contemptuously called the multitude, and that he thoroughly despised its hopes and passions. Mean-He marches.f. f '. on Vienna while, his army, largely recruited from all om lay' parts of France, hadjrown truly fonnidable; and he took the field again in the spring of 1797. Austria had no forces sufficient to oppose his march; and though the Archduke Charles made a gallant resistance, Bonaparte swept over the Italian Alps and hastened down their German slopes towards Vienna. An armistice was signed on April 7, within sight of the domes of the Austrian capital; and Bonaparte, having with a force comparatively small conquered from the Var almost to the Danube, and broken the strength of the Austrian Monarchy, dictated in a few months...

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of Venice remained bitterly hostile to the French ideas, the Modenese, the subjects of the Pope, and the great ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217589367

ISBN - 13:9780217589369

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