Constitutional Monarchy
in France, 1814-48

By Pamela Pilbeam
October 1999
Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582312108
152 pages
$36.50 Paper Original


Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary years (1789 - 1814) remained intact, and the ruling elites retained basic control.

"a superb and enlightening introduction to an often forgotten period in French History."
Contemporary Review

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