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The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites

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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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Genre
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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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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1931-2010
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Stites, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
D383
LC item number
.S85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Riego y Núñez, Rafael del
  • Pepe, Guglielmo
  • Hypsēlantēs, Alexandros
  • Muravʹev-Apostol, Sergeĭ Ivanovich
  • Hypsēlantēs, Alexandros
  • Muravʹev-Apostol, Sergeĭ Ivanovich
  • Pepe, Guglielmo
  • Riego y Núñez, Rafael del
  • Murav'ev-Apostol, Sergej I
  • Pepe, Guglielmo
  • Riego y Núñez, Rafael del
  • Ypsēlantēs, Alexandros
  • December Uprising (Russia : 1825)
  • Revolution (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies : 1820-1821)
  • Revolution (Spain : 1820-1823)
  • War of Independence (Greece : 1821-1829)
  • Europe
  • Revolutions
  • Spain
  • Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Revolutionaries
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • Revolutionaries
  • Revolutions
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Dekabristenaufstand
  • Griechischer Unabhängigkeitskrieg
  • Neapel
  • Revolutionäre Bewegung
  • Spanien
  • Europa
Label
The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Barricades Went Up -- Rafael Del Riego: The Ride through Andalusia -- Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples -- Alexandros Ypsilanti: Across the River Pruth -- Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe -- The Torn Cloth of Memory
Control code
811599690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780199978083
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780199978083
System control number
(OCoLC)811599690
Label
The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before the Barricades Went Up -- Rafael Del Riego: The Ride through Andalusia -- Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples -- Alexandros Ypsilanti: Across the River Pruth -- Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe -- The Torn Cloth of Memory
Control code
811599690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780199978083
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013040021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780199978083
System control number
(OCoLC)811599690

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