The Resource Castlereagh : a life, John Bew

Castlereagh : a life, John Bew

Label
Castlereagh : a life
Title
Castlereagh
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
John Bew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hardly is a figure more maligned in British history than Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh. One of the central figures of the Napoleonic Era and the man primarily responsible for fashioning Britain's strategy at the Congress of Vienna, Castlereagh was widely respected by the great powers of Europe and America, yet despised by his countrymen and those he sought to serve. A shrewd diplomat, he is credited with being one of the first great practitioners of Realpolitik and its cold-eyed and calculating view of the relations between nations. Over the course of his career, he crushed an Irish rebellion and abolished the Irish parliament, imprisoned his former friends, created the largest British army in history, and redrew the map of Europe. Today, Castlereagh is largely forgotten except as a tyrant who denied the freedoms won by the French and American revolutions. John Bew's fascinating biography restores the statesman to his place in history, offering a nuanced picture of a shy, often inarticulate figure whose mind captured the complexity of the European Enlightenment unlike any other. Bew tells a gripping story, beginning with the Year of the French, when Napoleon sent troops in support of a revolution in Ireland, and traces Castlereagh's evolution across the Napoleonic Wars, the diplomatic power struggles of 1814-15, and eventually the mental breakdown that ended his life. Skillfully balancing the dimensions of Castlereagh's intellectual life with his Irish heritage, Bew's definitive work brings Castleragh alive in all his complexity, variety, and depth"--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bew, John
Dewey number
  • 941.07/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA522.L8
LC item number
B49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castlereagh, Robert Stewart
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
Castlereagh : a life, John Bew
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Quercus as Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enlightenment and Apostasy. Ireland's Robespierre -- New light -- Thw Whig world -- English head, Irish heart -- Caesar in Ireland? -- The reforming giant and the limits of reason -- Insular dignity and abstracted freedom -- Ragamuffins into soldiers -- A romping piece of flesh -- Pitt-ized with a vengeance -- Voltaire's ideal monster -- Political delinquency -- The wind and the weather -- Pitt's henchman -- A Lavaterian eye -- Erin's death -- Ireland extinguished -- The mists that overhang the union -- The English Minister : Rise, Fall and Redemption, 1801-1814. A millstone about the neck of Britain -- A clog hung about a dog's neck -- The protégé -- The return to war -- England's trouble, Ireland's opportunity -- Winding the family clock -- Pitt's heir? -- Pitt's shadow -- Two Irishmen in London -- The continental foothold -- Britannia sickens -- Unwilling to give up a hero -- The new front -- Weak friends and perfidious enemies -- Lord Castaway -- London grows thin -- Private honour -- Independent patriot -- The knight of old returns -- In search of the sixth coalition -- One cause or nothing -- On the Rhine -- Is it peace? -- Paris at last -- First Among Equals. Peace in Paris -- The Gilded Age -- Pleasure bent in Vienna -- The congress -- John Bull fights best, when he is not tied -- Bringing back the world to peaceful habits -- In defence of the allies -- Back to the bustle -- Enough to destroy the health of Hercules -- An entire fearlessness -- Like wretches in a slave-ship -- Meeting murder -- With pistols in his breeches -- John Bull's compass -- Swellfoot the tyrant -- All we ask of our allies -- A mixture of warp and woof -- Mont Blanc goes on -- The Malaprop Cicero -- The cup overflows -- So he has cut his throat -- Conclusion: Never a teacher of men
Control code
ocn779097274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 722 pages
Isbn
9780199931590
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012008785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779097274
Label
Castlereagh : a life, John Bew
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Quercus as Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enlightenment and Apostasy. Ireland's Robespierre -- New light -- Thw Whig world -- English head, Irish heart -- Caesar in Ireland? -- The reforming giant and the limits of reason -- Insular dignity and abstracted freedom -- Ragamuffins into soldiers -- A romping piece of flesh -- Pitt-ized with a vengeance -- Voltaire's ideal monster -- Political delinquency -- The wind and the weather -- Pitt's henchman -- A Lavaterian eye -- Erin's death -- Ireland extinguished -- The mists that overhang the union -- The English Minister : Rise, Fall and Redemption, 1801-1814. A millstone about the neck of Britain -- A clog hung about a dog's neck -- The protégé -- The return to war -- England's trouble, Ireland's opportunity -- Winding the family clock -- Pitt's heir? -- Pitt's shadow -- Two Irishmen in London -- The continental foothold -- Britannia sickens -- Unwilling to give up a hero -- The new front -- Weak friends and perfidious enemies -- Lord Castaway -- London grows thin -- Private honour -- Independent patriot -- The knight of old returns -- In search of the sixth coalition -- One cause or nothing -- On the Rhine -- Is it peace? -- Paris at last -- First Among Equals. Peace in Paris -- The Gilded Age -- Pleasure bent in Vienna -- The congress -- John Bull fights best, when he is not tied -- Bringing back the world to peaceful habits -- In defence of the allies -- Back to the bustle -- Enough to destroy the health of Hercules -- An entire fearlessness -- Like wretches in a slave-ship -- Meeting murder -- With pistols in his breeches -- John Bull's compass -- Swellfoot the tyrant -- All we ask of our allies -- A mixture of warp and woof -- Mont Blanc goes on -- The Malaprop Cicero -- The cup overflows -- So he has cut his throat -- Conclusion: Never a teacher of men
Control code
ocn779097274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 722 pages
Isbn
9780199931590
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012008785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779097274

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