Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and The Congress of Vienna (Adam Zamoyski)

Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and The Congress of Vienna (Adam Zamoyski) soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: HarperPress, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Colour photographs; Maps; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: In the wake of his disastrous Russian campaign of 1812, Napoleons imperious grip on Europe began to weaken, raising the question of how the Continent was to be reconstructed after his defeat. There were many who dreamed of a peace to end all wars, in which the interests of peoples as well as those of rulers would be taken into account. But what followed was an unseemly and at times brutal scramble for territory by the most powerful states, in which countries were traded as it they had been private estates and their inhabitants counted like cattle.

The result, fixed at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, not only laid the foundations of …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 634 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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