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The Resource A political romance : Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82, Susan K. Foley, Charles Sowerwine, (electronic book)

A political romance : Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82, Susan K. Foley, Charles Sowerwine, (electronic book)

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A political romance : Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82
Title
A political romance
Title remainder
Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82
Statement of responsibility
Susan K. Foley, Charles Sowerwine
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ľon Gambetta is remembered for his heroic deeds during the Franco-Prussian War and as a founder of the Third Republic. His image is that of a leader of men in the male political universe of late nineteenth-century France. Historians have largely ignored his intense relationship with his lover, Ľonie Ľon. This relationship was both personal and epistolary, their face-to-face meetings complemented by daily letters, of which some 1100 survive. Using this unpublished correspondence, A Political Romance offers a new perspective on Gambetta, focusing on his ten-year relationship with Ľon. Their partnership was political as well as passionate. Gambetta sought counsel from his 'wise Minerva' and building the Republic became their joint project. The letters also reveal the weight of contemporary gender expectations on the couple's thinking and behaviour and the social conventions that excluded Ľon from 'respectable' circles. Foley and Sowerwine use this fascinating correspondence to provide a richer portrait than Gambetta's previous biographers, introducing the unknown figure of Ľon and producing a unique glimpse into the political and cultural world of 1870s Paris
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Foley, Susan K.
Dewey number
  • 944.081/20922
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DC342.8.G3
LC item number
F65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sowerwine, Charles
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  • Gambetta, Léon
  • Léon, Léonie
  • Gambetta, Léon
  • Léon, Léonie
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • France
Label
A political romance : Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82, Susan K. Foley, Charles Sowerwine, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Preface -- Introduction: 'What Admirable Pages!' -- PART I: YEARS OF HOPE, 1872-1877 -- 'The Unforgettable Day of 27 April' -- 'I want you to devote yourself to the Republic' -- 'Thank you for being my strength, my hope' -- 'I am smiling at your triumph, at our love' -- PART II: A BOURGEOIS COUPLE IN THE THIRD REPUBLIC -- 'We'll go and laugh at the Palais Royal' -- 'We will proudly put our heads together in books' -- 'This religion satisfies my soul' -- PART III: YEARS OF FRUSTRATION, 1877-1882 -- 'What glory, to have created a new France' -- 'Triumphant, and full of regrets' -- 'Poor France, Poor Republic, I had other dreams' -- 'People are Weeping for the Patriot, the Orator' -- Epilogue: 'The letters remain' -- Notes -- Index -- -- -- -- -- --
Control code
SPR783811068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230369481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A political romance : Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the making of the French Republic, 1872-82, Susan K. Foley, Charles Sowerwine, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Preface -- Introduction: 'What Admirable Pages!' -- PART I: YEARS OF HOPE, 1872-1877 -- 'The Unforgettable Day of 27 April' -- 'I want you to devote yourself to the Republic' -- 'Thank you for being my strength, my hope' -- 'I am smiling at your triumph, at our love' -- PART II: A BOURGEOIS COUPLE IN THE THIRD REPUBLIC -- 'We'll go and laugh at the Palais Royal' -- 'We will proudly put our heads together in books' -- 'This religion satisfies my soul' -- PART III: YEARS OF FRUSTRATION, 1877-1882 -- 'What glory, to have created a new France' -- 'Triumphant, and full of regrets' -- 'Poor France, Poor Republic, I had other dreams' -- 'People are Weeping for the Patriot, the Orator' -- Epilogue: 'The letters remain' -- Notes -- Index -- -- -- -- -- --
Control code
SPR783811068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230369481
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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