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The Resource The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource)

The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource)

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The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe
Title
The four horsemen
Title remainder
riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stites
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a series of revolts starting in 1820, four military officers rode forth on horseback from obscure European towns to bring political freedom and a constitution to Spain, Naples, and Russia; and national independence to the Greeks. The men who launched these exploits from Andalusia to the snowy fields of Ukraine--Colonel Rafael del Riego, General Guglielmo Pepe, General Alexandros Ypsilanti, and Colonel Sergei Muraviev-Apostol--all hoped to overturn the old order. Over the next six years, their revolutions ended in failure. The men who led them became martyrs. In The Four Horsemen, the late, eminent historian Richard Stites offers a compelling narrative history of these four revolutions. Stites sets the stories side by side, allowing him to compare events and movements and so illuminate such topics as the transfer of ideas and peoples across frontiers, the formation of an international community of revolutionaries, and the appropriation of Christian symbols and language for secular purposes. He shows how expressive behavior and artifacts of all kinds--art, popular festivities, propaganda, and religion--worked their way to various degrees into all the revolutionary movements and regimes. And he documents as well the corruption, abandonment of liberal values, and outright betrayal of the revolution that emerged in Spain and Naples; the clash of ambitions and ideas that wracked the unity of the Decembrists' cause; and civil war that erupted in the midst of the Greek struggle for independence. Richard Stites was one of the most imaginative and broad-ranging historians working in the United States. This book is his last work, a classic example of his dazzling knowledge and idiosyncratic yet accessible writing style. The culmination of an esteemed career, The Four Horsemen promises to enthrall anyone interested in nineteenth-century Europe and the history of revolutions"--
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1931-2010
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Stites, Richard
Dewey number
940.2/82
LC call number
D383
LC item number
.S85 2014
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  • Riego y Núñez, Rafael del
  • Pepe, Guglielmo
  • Hypsēlantēs, Alexandros
  • Muravʹev-Apostol, Sergeĭ Ivanovich
  • Revolutions
  • Revolutionaries
  • Europe
  • Spain
  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
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The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Editors' Preface -- Preface -- I. Before the Barricades Went Up -- II. Rafael Del Riego: The Ride through Andalusia -- III. Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples -- IV. Alexandros Yspilanti: Across the River Pruth -- V. Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe -- VI. The Torn Cloth of Memory -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001080491
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unknown
Isbn
9780199978083
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013040021
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001080491
Label
The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Editors' Preface -- Preface -- I. Before the Barricades Went Up -- II. Rafael Del Riego: The Ride through Andalusia -- III. Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples -- IV. Alexandros Yspilanti: Across the River Pruth -- V. Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe -- VI. The Torn Cloth of Memory -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001080491
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199978083
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013040021
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001080491

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