The Second French Republic 1848-1852

A Political Reinterpretation

  • Christopher Guyver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 299-366

About this book


This book follows the story of the Second French Republic from its idealistic beginnings in February 1848 to its formal replacement in December 1852 by the Second Empire. Based on original archival research, The Second French Republic gives a detailed account of the internal tensions that irrevocably weakened France’s shortest republic. During this short period French political life was buffeted by strong and often contrary forces: universal manhood suffrage, fear of socialism, the President Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, and the political ambitions of the military high command for the restoration of the monarchy.             


coup d’état Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte republicanism Second Republic Universal manhood suffrage Second French Republic

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Guyver
    • 1
  1. 1.ChertseyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59739-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59740-3
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