2 edition of Talleyrand and his world found in the catalog.
Talleyrand and his world
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||by Rosalynd Pflaum|
|LC Classifications||DC255.T3 P45 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009052196|
Born into a noble family in and abandoned by his parents after his right foot was crippled in an accident, Talleyrand was given to the church as a castaway. Prince Talleyrand and his times by Frédéric Loliée; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Foreign relations, Court and courtiers, Friends and associates, Accessible book; Places: France; People: Napoleon I Emperor of the French (), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord prince de Bénévent (); Times:
About The Book. Unique in his own age and a phenomenon in any, Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand, was a diplomat and statesman of outstanding ability and extraordinary contradictions. At once bishop and libertine, iconoclast and traditionalist, he made himself indispensable and held high office in five successive reigns. With his life and career back on course, Talleyrand, a now met Napoleon, a for the first time. The relation between these two strongly contrasted men forms the backbone of Lawday's : Ruth Scurr.
Talleyrand is a tough brief in that regard-- the man writes so elegantly and sharply that mediocre writers just end up stringing together the bon mots-- not Cooper, whose own cleverness is on display, particularly in the descriptions of the Congress of is an older book, and does not make use of the last 70 years of research, so its dated in many ways 5/5(5). As the foreign minister to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, he was one of the most powerful men in the world. Three years earlier, Talleyrand had convinced Napoleon that he could create a new.
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Talleyrand is Duff Coopers much-admired look at the life of the legendary French diplomat Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Perigord. Coopers book is not an academic biography; it is best described as an extended biographical sketch which makes the most of Coopers broad knowledge of French history and mastery of stylish English prose/5.
Talleyrand and His World by Rosalynd Pflaum Hardcover Book See Other Available Editions Description The extent of Talleyrand's political complicity as foreign minister and his resultant important influence in the two coups d'etat--the coup du 18 fructidor and the coup du 18 brumaire--that accelerated Napoleon's rise to power are made abundantly clear.
Talleyrand was the most supreme diplomatist, an extraordinary wit of great charm but capable of extreme deviousness. It is a book that requires some concentration and you won't be able to remember all the dramatis personae who float in and out of the story, but is fascinating and holds the attention, not least because it is most beautifully written/5(57).
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Talleyrand and his world by Rosalynd Pflaum; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Diplomats, Biography, Statesmen; Places: France; People: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord prince de Bénévent (); Times: Unique in his own age and a phenomenon in any, Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand, was a statesman of outstanding ability and extraordinary contradictions.
He was a world-class rogue who held high office in five successive regimes. A s to the Talleyrand style, throughout his career he remained a man of l’ancien régime, very much, Lawday suggests, like a character out of the decadent world portrayed in Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (/ ˌ t æ l ɪ r æ n d ˈ p ɛr ɪ ɡ ɔːr /, French: [ʃaʁl mɔʁis də tal(ɛ)ʁɑ̃ peʁiɡɔʁ, - moʁ-]; 2 February – 17 May ), 1st Prince of Benevento, then Prince of Talleyrand, was a French politician and theology studies, he became Agent-General of the Clergy in and represented the Catholic Church to the French Appointed by: Louis Philippe I.
Talleyrand, bearer as well of the ideas of the «Age of Enlightenment» as of the ideals of the Revolution, is the character of several periods and even several worlds. Shaped by the uses, the lifestyle and the thoughts of the «Ancien Régime» he is also largely open to liberal ideas.
Talleyrand was born on February 2,in Paris, France, to his year-old father, Count Daniel de Talleyrand-Périgord and his mother, Alexandrine de Damas d'Antigny. Though both parents held positions in the court of King Louis XVI, neither earned a Author: Robert Longley.
Whoever did not live in the years neighboring does not know what the pleasure of living means. [Fr., Qui n'a pas vecu dans les annees voisines de. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (tăl´ērănd´, Fr. shärl mōrēs´ də tälāräN´-pārēgôr´), –, French statesman and into the high nobility, he was early destined for the Roman Catholic Church because of a childhood accident that left him partially lame.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Loliée, Frédéric, Prince Talleyrand and his times. London: J. Long, (OCoLC) Talleyrand by Duff Cooper. Unique in his own age and a phenomenon in any, Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand, was a statesman of outstanding ability and extraordinary contradictions.
He was a world-class rogue who held high office in five successive regimes. Book Talleyrand, biog of C-M de Talleyrand-Perigord, revd by G de Bertier de Sauvigny.
Sections. SEARCH. he abandoned both it and his caste for an orbit in the New World. A forced exile in. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Loliée, Frédéric, Prince Talleyrand and his times. New York: Brentano's, (OCoLC) Talleyrand, Charles Maurice de: Talleyrand and Napoleon.
Made foreign minister inTalleyrand hitched his career to the rising fortune of Napoleon Bonaparte (see Napoleon I. His part in the XYZ Affair and his endorsement of Napoleon's plan for seizing Egypt in had unfortunate consequences for France.
A renegade bishop and aristocratic revolutionary, he helped make and break the power of Napoleon. With bravura he then dominated the Congress of Vienna which re-shaped Europe, but soon discovered that the Bourbons had, in his own words, 'learned nothing and forgotten nothing'.
Disgrace followed. The Revolution of July finally brought a renewal of Talleyrand's. Under attack for his frequent political course-changes which saw him serving (in succession) the governments of the French Revolution in the s, the regime of Napoleon in the early s, the restoration administration of Louis XVIII afterand the July Monarchy of Louis Philippe in the s, Talleyrand pithily replied "For statesmen there are many ways of being honest/5.
Adam Zamoyski reviews Napoleon's Master by David Lawday. It is a fast-moving romp through Talleyrand's life, engagingly admiring of its subject and appreciative of his Author: Adam Zamoyski. As eldest son and heir to the Duke of Talleyrand, he was styled Marquis of Talleyrand-Périgord and Duke of Sagan.
  With Talleyrand, Anna had the following two children: Howard de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Sagan (), who took his own life when his parents refused him permission to marry until he was Relatives: siblings: George Jay Gould, Edwin.
World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. Become a World Book Insider. Stay up to speed on all we have to offer-plus activities, crafts, and blogs for parents and educators in our newsletter.Talleyrand was the most supreme diplomatist, an extraordinary wit of great charm but capable of extreme deviousness.
It is a book that requires some concentration and you won't be able to remember all the dramatis personae who float in and out of the story, but is fascinating and holds the attention, not least because it is most beautifully written/5(41).Talleyrand & the Congress of Vienna Talleyrand (Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord) was born in Paris in February into a family background of ancient nobility, wealth, and power, and with his father holding a high rank in the French Royal army.