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Vienna 1814 - How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna

David King

The Napoleonic Wars had torn Europe apart, and the peace conference of 1814 was to be held in the continent's grandest city: Vienna. Everyone had an agenda in the postwar world, and spy networks, bitter hatreds, illicit affairs, and tangled alliances ensued. Despite the gravity of the situation, the Hapsburg Emperor of Austria, in opening his splendid rococo palace to the European royals and providing elaborate banquets and lavish entertainments, set the stage for the most extravagant pageantry since the fall of the Roman Empire. Guests were swept up in the dazzling whirlwind of social events-masquerades, hunts, and elaborate dinners-even as maps were being redrawn, rulers reinstated or ousted, and fortunes transferred. Ultimately, the Congress of Vienna ushered in the longest period of peace Europe has ever known. Vienna 1814 is a rich, impeccably researched history of the intrigue and frivolity that would forever mark the Congress of Vienna as the greatest Vanity Fair of all time.

The Napoleonic Wars had torn Europe apart, and the peace conference of 1814 was to be held in the continent's grandest city: Vienna. Everyone had an agenda in the postwar world, and spy networks, bitter hatreds, illicit affairs, and tangled alliances ensued. Despite the gravity of the situation, the Hapsburg Emperor of Austria, in opening his splendid rococo palace to the European royals and providing elaborate banquets and lavish entertainments, set the stage for the most extravagant pageantry since the fall of the Roman Empire. Guests were swept up in the dazzling whirlwind of social events-masquerades, hunts, and elaborate dinners-even as maps were being redrawn, rulers reinstated or ousted, and fortunes transferred. Ultimately, the Congress of Vienna ushered in the longest period of peace Europe has ever known. Vienna 1814 is a rich, impeccably researched history of the intrigue and frivolity that would forever mark the Congress of Vienna as the greatest Vanity Fair of all time.
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Genres:

History

Description:

The Napoleonic Wars had torn Europe apart, and the peace conference of 1814 was to be held in the continent's grandest city: Vienna. Everyone had an agenda in the postwar world, and spy networks, bitter hatreds, illicit affairs, and tangled alliances ensued. Despite the gravity of the situation, the Hapsburg Emperor of Austria, in opening his splendid rococo palace to the European royals and providing elaborate banquets and lavish entertainments, set the stage for the most extravagant pageantry since the fall of the Roman Empire. Guests were swept up in the dazzling whirlwind of social events-masquerades, hunts, and elaborate dinners-even as maps were being redrawn, rulers reinstated or ousted, and fortunes transferred. Ultimately, the Congress of Vienna ushered in the longest period of peace Europe has ever known. Vienna 1814 is a rich, impeccably researched history of the intrigue and frivolity that would forever mark the Congress of Vienna as the greatest Vanity Fair of all time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

14h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

37:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

33:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:25