Trustpilot
MENU
Compare Selected 0
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £20.00
£14.98
(You save £5.02 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List

The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the New World [9780571360574]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
'One of the most monstrous enterprises in the annals of international history,' said Karl Marx. 'A madness without parallel since Don Quixote,' said a future French president. This is history's judgement on the events surrounding the ill-fated reign of Maximilian of Mexico, the young Austrian archduke who in 1864 crossed the Atlantic to assume a faraway throne. He had been convinced to do so by a duplicitous Napoleon III. Keen to spread his own interests abroad, the French emperor promised Maximilian a hero's welcome, which he would ensure with his own mighty military support. Instead, Maximilian walked into a bloody guerrilla war - and with a headful of impractical ideals and a penchant for pomp and butterflies, the so-called new emperor was singularly unequipped for the task. The ensuing saga would feature the great world leaders of the day, popes, bandits and queens; intrigue, conspiracy and cut-throat statecraft, as Mexico became the pivotal battleground in the global balance of power, between Old Europe and the burgeoning force of the New World: American imperialism. The Last Emperor of Mexico is the vivid history of this barely known, barely believable episode - a bloody tragedy of operatic proportions, and a vital debacle, the effects of which would be felt into the twentieth century and beyond.
AUTHOR: After graduating from the University of Oxford, Edward Shawcross lived and worked in France, then South Korea and finally Colombia before returning to London where he completed a PhD at UCL. His research specialised on French imperialism in Latin America and the Mexican intellectual thought that underpinned the Second Mexican Empire.
more
less
SKU:
9780571360574
ISBN13:
9780571360574
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Edward Shawcross
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Publication:
20-Jan-2022
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
336
Stock Status:
In stock
Weight:
560 Grams
Gardens of the World cover photo

Gardens of the World [9780241559246]

Explore the world's most stunning gardens and gain expert knowledge you can apply to your own green space with this all-encompassing guide to gorgeous…

rrp: £25.00
£17.60
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.