History of Modern France: Volume 2: From the First Empire to the Second Empire, 1799-1871 (Pelican books) (v. 2)
Publish Date: 1961-05-30
Author: Alfred Cobban
This second volume begins with the refashioning of French laws and institutions under Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799 and ends with the Commune of Paris in 1871. While there is an ample supply of facts , this book devotes more attention to the great turning-points of the period aiming not to force agreement with his own interpretation but rather to stimulate readers to ask their own questions and formulate their own judgement.