THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA, 1814-1815: The Diplomacy Surrounding the End of the Napoleonic Era by Emil Lengyel

THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA, 1814-1815: The Diplomacy Surrounding the End of the Napoleonic Era

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This concise, indeed rather bald survey of the Congress of Vienna introduces the front rank of participants, breaks to cover Napoleon's abortive comeback and summarizes the outcome (if not much of the substance) of the deliberations. Though Vienna was known as the ""dancing congress"" Lengyel does not dwell on its social and personal dimensions and despite being somewhat more negative than recent biographers in his evaluation of Talleyrand's character, he generally eschews interpretation. Reinforcement for modem history students.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1974
Page count: 72pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts