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Frances Bunsen (1791–1876) published this account of the life of her husband, the Prussian diplomat and scholar Christian Karl Josias, Baron von Bunsen (1791–1860) in two volumes in 1868. Bunsen served as Prussian ambassador to Great Britain for thirteen years between 1841 and 1854, a critical period in European politics that culminated in the 1848 revolutions and the political turmoil that ensued. The memoir is based on Bunsen's family papers and private correspondence and was prepared at his request. Volume 1 covers Bunsen's early life and education, his time in Rome as envoy to the papal court, and his acceptance by Queen Victoria as Prussian ambassador to Great Britain. Volume 2, opening in 1842, covers Bunsen's time as ambassador, his literary work and scholarly work, his retirement in Heidelberg and Bonn, and his final illness and death.
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- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Multiple copy pack
- isbn: 9781108171076
- length: 1298 pages
- dimensions: 250 x 325 x 70 mm
- weight: 2.12kg
- contains: 15 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Early years
2. Correspondence with Lücke
3. Life in Rome
4. Visit of the King of Prussia
5. Prussian Minister in Rome
6. Residence in Rome (continued)
7. Differences between Prussia and Rome
8. First journey to England
9. Residence in Switzerland
10. Mission to England. Volume 2:
11. Bunsen as Prussian Minister in London
12. Continued residence in London
13. Agitation in Europe
16. Recall from London. Independence
17. Life at Heidelbergh
18. Last visit to Berlin
19. Journeys to Berlin and South of France
20. The last year of life. November 1859 to November 1860. Appendix
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