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Talleyrand

Joseph McCabe

Talleyrand

a biographical study

by Joseph McCabe

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Published by Appleton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph McCabe
The Physical Object
Pagination373, vi p., [25] leaves of plates
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26981040M
OCLC/WorldCa3568203

Inthe influence of Talleyrand's father and family overcame the King's dislike and obtained his appointment as Bishop of Autun. Also, while Talleyrand book citations of primary sources are frequent and impressive, they are embedded like anecdotes in the narrative and there are no footnotes or endnotes to be found where we might go look up a quotation for ourselves. His aim was to create a balance of power, making aggression unfeasible. They both saw Napoleon as heading towards disaster, and began quite openly to cooperate to thwart his purposes.

That left a career in the church, for which the young Talleyrand saw himself as utterly unsuited. His list contained demands for reforms in the status of the clergy as well Talleyrand book for a constitution that would provide a representative government guaranteeing equality for all citizens, especially fiscal equality, thus abolishing those financial privileges that he had defended four years earlier. The year isand in the intervening years, as Talleyrand book learn, Talleyrand book his deployment of brilliant statesmanship and the cunning instinctive survival tactics for which he was famous—he has kept not only his own vast fortune intact—but he has managed to ensure the survival of France herself, despite her repeated military defeats, as a major world class power. It is a fast-moving romp through Talleyrand's life, engagingly admiring of its subject and appreciative of his many qualities. But the author's assertions that in the 18th century the German princes were 'traditionally tied' whatever that might mean to the Habsburg empire which did not exist and that Britain's interest in Antwerp was purely commercial, reveal an astonishing lack of familiarity with both the period and the events he is describing. You would think this would especially be the case as passions faded and the practical results of his work became more evident, especially as his memoirs were released and the Second Empire came to a close, that it would be time for the revisionist biography.

But great wounds require great remedies. Talleyrand was an integral player Talleyrand book the German mediatization. Early life[ edit ] Talleyrand was born into a leading aristocratic family in Paris. Talleyrand took the lead. But in The Eight, the thirty-seven-year-old Talleyrand finds his own cynical armor pierced by the two innocent young women, and avuncular fondness blossoms into something more, leading to a passionate involvement with Mireille and the birth of a son, Charlot.


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Talleyrand by Joseph McCabe Download PDF Ebook

During the French Revolution, Talleyrand strongly supported the anti-clericalism of the revolutionaries. He certainly Talleyrand book something to atone for, as his life can be read as one long offense against the Talleyrand book, both in his private and his public acts.

When he took possession of his see on March 15,the Revolution was on the verge of breaking out. January 1, Karen Wellsbury I read this Talleyrand book much for the author and the age it was written as for the subject matter, and I was not disappointed.

When he was last there Pitt and Fox had been at the height of their powers; now the young Disraeli was already older than Pitt had been when he became Prime Minister, and the young Talleyrand book was coming of age. He somehow managed to serve France in high positions under the revolving Talleyrand book of the Revolution ofthe Directory, the Consulate, the Empire of Napoleon, and two successive restorations of the Bourbons — all the while amassing ill-gotten wealth, Talleyrand book excommunicated by the Pope, marrying, gambling, siring illegitimate children, carrying on indecent love affairs, making himself indispensable to Talleyrand book and emperors, and impressing everyone he met with his urbanity, wit, conversation, and sage counsel in diplomatic affairs.

The whole life-work of Keats, Shelley, and Byron had taken place during his absence, and in this, the year of his Talleyrand book, the first publication of Tennyson saw the light.

His most famous and unambiguously triumphant episode: the astonishingly favorable outcome of the Treaty of Paris, followed by the Congress of Vienna, at which, despite the return of Napoleon and the slight…. Politics are indeed a simple science to honest souls like the Baron de Vitrolles, who believe that all solutions of the problem save their own are wrong and who are prepared to die for their cause.

I wish my French was good enough to read his thoughts as he wrote them. That left a career in the church, for which the young Talleyrand saw himself as utterly unsuited.

People could still be snotty about Churchill in and were. Expelled in Januaryhe embarked for the United States in March. Political visionary, ignoring the judgments of his contemporaries, this illustrious person passionate about peace and freedom served, from the Revolution to the Restoration, political systems with contradictory destinies which disappeared in the fury of these times.

By the following year, he was appointed Foreign Minister, and with that his true career began: a career which was to make the name of Talleyrand virtually synonymous with the art of diplomacy.

Hardly ideal material, but the best there was. He was also a critic of the French invasion of Russia in But the author's assertions that in the 18th century the German princes were 'traditionally tied' whatever that might mean to the Habsburg empire which did not exist and that Britain's interest in Antwerp was purely commercial, reveal an astonishing lack of familiarity with both the period and the events he is describing.

Sometimes amusing, but I think lengthened the book unnecessarily for what seemed to be the purposes of providing character witnesses for Talleyrand. No matter which port, as long as it offers shelter.

Despite these triumphs, in The Fire, he soon discovers that the fateful chess game he had thought successfully concluded at the end of The Eight is far from over, and it proves that the consummate diplomat has yet another part to play in helping his now-grown son, Charlot, solve a mystery concerning a vital piece of the Montglane Service: the Black Queen.

Although Talleyrand secured a declaration of neutrality from the British government on May 25, the storming of the Tuileries palace by the Paris mob on June 20 made his position difficult, and he left London on July 5.

InTalleyrand was sent on a diplomatic mission to London, to explain French politics to the English monarchs. During those five years, and a handful beyond, Talleyrand continued to serve as Foreign Minister—as Napoleon again and again defeated the coalition armies throughout Europe that were assembled against him, as he engaged in the process of redrawing the map of Europe and throwing the established political order of the ancient regimes into chaos.It was during this period that Talleyrand met and, inwith the encouragement of Napoleon, married Catherine Noel Worlée Grand—who is portrayed in The Eight as the White Queen and the nemesis of the book’s heroine, Mireille.

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The family name became extinct in upon the death of Violette de Talleyrand-PérigordCountry: Kingdom of France.Nov download pdf,  · Crane Brinton, a Professor of History at Harvard between andwas among the first (the book was initially published in ) to attempt a postmodern examination of Talleyrand's role and influence in shaping the contours of France and tjarrodbonta.comsor Brinton frankly admired Talleyrand inspite of his lying, thieving, and machivellian schemes.5/5(1).Nov ebook,  · It is therefore astonishing, as the author of this new book on Talleyrand points out, that there is no really satisfactory biography of him in English – Jack Bernard's study of is out of Author: Adam Zamoyski.