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Raymond Poincaré

Raymond Poincaré

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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521892162

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  • This pioneering work is the first biography for thirty-five years of one of France's foremost modern statesmen. Based on considerable new archival material, it sheds light on the origins of the First World War, the post-war peace settlement, inter-war international finance, as well as the feminist and animal rights movements in France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Raymond Poincaré is a subtle and fascinating portrait of this most prominent, yet most elusive, of European leaders.

    • Was the first scholarly biography in English of a major statesperson
    • Uses material from Ministry of Finance archives as well as the Poincaré diaries which were unavailable to MIQUEL (1961)
    • Synthesizes French political and international history of 3rd Republic
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...provides an excellent introduction to the political questions which dominated the central years of the Third Republic. In short, this biographical study will be useful to a range of readers from experienced scholars to advanced undergraduates." H-France

    "...the book is an important addition to knowledge of the man and his times....Keiger breaks new ground..." D. Knisley, Choice

    "The research is solid, the prose is vigorous and the book is a pleasure to read. In short, it is required reading for all students of Third Republic France." William D. Irvine, Canadian Journal of History

    "This is a welcome addition to the history of France." Robert J. Young, History

    "...Keiger's study is always lucid and fastidious." Martin Thomas, The International History Review

    "...Keiger's biography is a valuable contribution to the history of Third Republic France." Marjorie M. Farrar, American Historical Review

    "...an important contribution to the historiography of France's Third Republic." Stephen D. Carls, Historian

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521892162
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The private man
    2. Poincaré the politician
    3. Poincaré the opportunist
    4. Poincaré en réserve de la République
    5. Poincaré the diplomat
    6. Poincaré President of the Republic
    7. Poincaré-la-guerre
    8. Poincaré-la-paix
    9. Poincaré-la-Ruhr
    10. Poincaré-le-franc
    Conclusion: Poincaré remembered
    Select bibliography.

  • Author

    J. F. V. Keiger, University of Salford

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