Napoleon III and the Second French Empire

  title={Napoleon III and the Second French Empire},
  author={Robert Schnerb},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={338 - 355}
  • Robert Schnerb
  • Published 1 September 1936
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
ROBERT SCHNERB IN THE general history of the nineteenth century the government of Napoleon III and the Second French Empire appear as anything but a commonplace section of the history of France. For that country, after the failure of a second revolution in its republican phase, it was a new experience of large-scale caesarism with political repression within and expansion without. Likewise, it was a decisive period in the industrial and commercial revolution with material interests preponderant… 
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