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The lives of Talleyrand

Crane Brinton

The lives of Talleyrand

by Crane Brinton

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesThe Norton library -- N188
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC255.T3 B7 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination316 p.
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25596943M
OCLC/WorldCa401423

I found this book a fun romp through the life and career of Talleyrand, bishop, statesman, ambassador, emigree he led a huge life in an important period of history. I got a few laughs - which is not always easy in a politician's biography /5(4). 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 well-known opportunist and a notorious bribe taker, Talleyrand's gifts to France arguably outvalued the vast personal fortune he amassed in her service.4/5(2).

Creation of the title. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord was a statesman of the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th. As Minister of Foreign Affairs and Grand Chamberlain under Napoleon I, he received the title of Prince of Benevento in At the time of the defeat of Napoleon in , Talleyrand acted for the restoration of Louis XVIII and the establishment of a. 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.

The lives of Talleyrand by Crane Brinton (Book) Talleyrand: the art of survival by Jean Orieux (Book) The reconstruction of Europe; Talleyrand and the Congress of Vienna, by Guglielmo Ferrero (Book). Get this from a library! Talleyrand: the art of survival. [Jean Orieux; Patricia Wolf] -- Some lives are shaped in childhood, others in the course of time; still others must reach the threshold of advanced age before their purpose is clear. But not the life of Charles Maurice de.


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The Lives of Talleyrand, by Crane Brinton (read 19 Aug ) This is a biography but it much prefers to expatiate The lives of Talleyrand book argument trying to show that though Talleyrand was not a good man he did good work for France, pointing out how much better France was treated at the Congress of Vienna than Germany was treated in at by: 5.

The Lives of Talleyrand, by Crane Brinton (read 19 Aug ) This is a biography but it much prefers to expatiate on argument trying to show that though Talleyrand was not a good man he did good work for France, pointing out how much better France was treated at the Congress of Vienna than Germany was treated in at Versailles.4/5(6).

The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well.

The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to portray--and he has done so/5. "Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent, then prince de Talleyrand (French: [al mois d tal()̃ pei]; ?) was a French diplomat.

He worked successfully from the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe. Known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, he remains a 2/5(1). The Lives of Talleyrand for $35 - Compare prices of products in Books from Online Stores in Australia.

Save with. Talleyrand-Perigord touches somehow on the lives of all French men and women, and many English, Scottish, Swiss and other nationals from the Revolution to the reign of Louis-Philippe.

I think the title of the book is rather misleading, as Talleyrand goes far beyond by: 4. "Jean Orieux's biography of Talleyrand reads like a novel, which, considering his subject, is only just. Talleyrand, descended from the cadet branch of a noble family as old as that of the king, survived and prospered under every regime in France from monarchy thru /5.

Early life. Talleyrand was born into a leading aristocratic family in Paris. His father, Count Charles Daniel de Talleyrand-Périgord, was 20 years of age when Charles was mother was Alexandrine de Damas d' his parents held positions at court, but as cadets of their respective families, had no important income.

From childhood, Talleyrand walked with a limp. Talleyrand is a name that seems to inspire different evaluations and reactions from different pens. In this case, it was to be the biography by Alfred Duff Cooper that I would be looking into. The cover of the book gives an idea, whether rightly or wrongly on how Talleyrand has been depicted through history/5(61).

Some lives are shaped in childhood, others in the course of time; still others must reach the threshold of advanced age before their purpose is clear.

But not the life of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, born on February 2,whose family bore an illustrious name and had held a pre-eminent rank in society since the ninth century. Napoleon's master: a life of Prince Talleyrand User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict One of the key players in the momentous events of European history, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-P�rigord is best known as chief adviser to Napol�on.5/5(1).

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The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well. The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to portray—and he has done so with Author: Crane Brinton.

Talleyrand is Duff Cooper’s much-admired look at the life of the legendary French diplomat Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Perigord.

Cooper’s book is not an academic biography; it is best described as an extended biographical sketch which makes the most of Cooper’s broad knowledge of French history and mastery of stylish English prose/5. Lives of Talleyrand. New York, Norton [, ©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Crane Brinton.

Lives of Talleyrand. New York: Norton, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Crane Brinton.

The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well. The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to.

The Lives of Talleyrand, by Crane Brinton (read 19 Aug ) This is a biography but it much prefers to expatiate on argument trying to show that though Talleyrand was not a good man he did good work for France, pointing out how much better France was treated at the Congress of Vienna than Germany was treated in at Versailles.

The lives of Talleyrand by Crane Brinton; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Biografi, History, Biography,Statsmän, Diplomater; People: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord prince de Bénévent ().

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Napoleon’s Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand. Thomas Dunne Books. pages. £ Robin Harris. Talleyrand: Betrayer and Saviour of France. John Murray. pages. £ T he french have a fine old tradition of political side-switching. Consider François Mitterrand, the late socialist president.

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 succes.Description: The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well.

The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made.