Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes: French Diplomacy in the Age of Revolution, 1719-1787
SUNY Press - 607 Seiten
This is the first complete study of Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes, one of the most distinguished diplomats and statesmen of eighteenth-century France. Vergennes represented France as a diplomat in Germany, Constantinople, and Stockholm, and was Louis XVI s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Orville Murphy traces Vergennes career as he steadily rose from the provincial nobility of the robe to the ranks of the court aristocracy; from the post of an obscure diplomat to the lofty position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Murphy, however, has written much more than an interesting biography. The book develops a link between diplomatic personalities, the foreign policies of the French kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, and the contemporary social, economic, and political problems during much of the eighteenth century. Indeed, Vergennes and his policies are central to any study of the American Revolution, the underlying causes of the French Revolution, and of the subsequent Age of Revolutions in Europe.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Peace Appears Trailing Clouds of Ambitions
The Crisis of 1783
The Vergennes Family
The Right to Catch Fish
The Mississippi Boundary
From Stockholm to Versailles
The Past Present and Future in 1774
The Spanish Temptation
The Revolution in America
Saratoga and Germantown
The Decision to Intervene
Spain Enters the War
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes: French Diplomacy in the Age of ...
Orville Theodore Murphy
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1982
AAE-CP-Espagne AAE-CP-Turquie agreed Aiguillon Alleurs alliance ally American Aranda August Austria Bavaria Bemis Bourbon Breteuil British Catherine Catherine’s Charles Chavigny Choiseul claims commerce commercial treaty Comte de Broglie Comte de Vergennes conﬂict Constantin Constantinople court CXXVIII December difﬁcult diplomacy diplomatic Doniol Dutch Efendi election Elector England English Europe ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁsheries ﬂeet Floridablanca fols Foreign Affairs France France’s Frederick French ambassador George Gibraltar Grand Vizir Gustavus Histoire ibid inﬂuence January Joseph July June Kaunitz King King’s letter London Louis XVI Maria Theresa Marsangy Mémoire military minister Montmorin negotiations neutral Newcastle Noailles November ofﬁce ofﬁcers ofﬁcial Ossun Ottoman Empire Palatinate Paris peace Poland political Politique Porte Portugal Rayneval Re’is refused Revolution Rouillé Russia Saint-Contest Saint-Priest secret Ségur September Spain Spanish Stadholder Sultan Sweden territory Tott Traité Turkish Turks United Provinces Vergennes to Aiguillon Vergennes to Choiseul Vergennes to Louis Vergennes to Rouillé Versailles Vienna wanted XVI’s