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Assassination, Politics, and Miracles: France and the Royalist Reaction of 1820 David Skuy

Assassination, Politics, and Miracles: France and the Royalist Reaction of 1820

David Skuy

Published May 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780773570719
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312 pages
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This remarkable story provides the backdrop for David Skuys analysis of the Royalist Reaction and its place in the history of the French Restoration. Skuy argues that the Royalist Reaction was the product of two divergent forces: historical echoesMoreThis remarkable story provides the backdrop for David Skuys analysis of the Royalist Reaction and its place in the history of the French Restoration. Skuy argues that the Royalist Reaction was the product of two divergent forces: historical echoes of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire and the psychological consequences of the assassination and the miracle child. Skuy discusses Restoration political theory and the development of modern political parties. He follows the strategems of anti-royalist extremists plotting to overthrow the Bourbon regime, and details the complexities and intrigues that characterized the royal court and parliament. Skuy reveals how the assassination and the birth of the miracle child triggered a popular Royalist Reaction that changed millions of French citizens from passive observers into ardent royalists.