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Raymond Poincaré

Raymond Poincaré


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

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  • This study is a scholarly biography of one of France's foremost political leaders. In a career which ran from the 1880s to the 1930s, one of the most formative periods of modern French history, Poincaré held the principal offices of state. He played crucial roles in France's entry into the Great War, the organisation of the war effort, the peace settlement, the reparations question, the occupation of the Ruhr and the reorganisation of French finances in the 1920s. His life and work is surrounded by controversy and myth, from 'Poincaré-la-guerre' to 'Poincaré-le-franc', which this book dissects. Using a host of new archival material, Professor Keiger explores the historiography of the man and his times and reveals, somewhat surprisingly, how animal rights and feminism could be as important to him as party politics and public finance.

    • 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

    'Professor Keiger … has produced a life of Poincaré that is not only a model of scholarship, but also remarkably fair and understanding.' John Grigg, The Times

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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

    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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