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Study Groups and Lectures: Napoleon III and Bismark


The second half of the 19th century saw the sudden appearance of a new important power on the stage of central Europe: Prussia. This is largely attributable to one man: Otto von Bismarck. The second most influential person on the continental political scene of the day was the nephew of Napoleon I, Napoleon III. We want to study the characters of these two men, as well as the settings within which they acted, and also their colleagues and collaborators. Then we want to look at some of the developments in the fields of technology, architecture and urbanism of that time. Some reading: D. Wetzel, A Duel of Giants DC 292 W48; G. Wawro, The Franco-Prussian War DC 293 W38; C. Jones, Paris, the Biography of a City DC 707 J66.


Moderator: Harald von Cramon

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Date and Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM


2nd Floor - 688 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R1


November 23, 2012 to January 16, 2013


General $10.00 CAD  


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