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...of internecine revolts and a weakening of the political cohesion of the empire.
1 1854-61, 1863-65 The French appointed Col. Louis Faidherbe as governor of Senegal...
It is the French for Porta Subl ma, the "lofty gate." Constantinople has twelve gates, and near one of these gates is a building with a lofty...
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 French Empire
Last century’s French Revolution was a revolt against both the oppression of the Vatican and the nobles that were seen as the puppets of Rome, and paved the way for the foundation of modern France, even through the atrocities and horror that were perpetrated on its own people.
French officers also tend towards the conservative and unimaginative as a general rule, and are prone to making errors of judgement, stemming from an unfailing belief in French supremacy or an overall lack of information, or both.
French interests in the Caribbean are hampered by a lack of territory on the mainland, since the sale of their North American holdings to the United States.
mywebpages.comcast.net /rumtigger2/Nations/france.htm   (2459 words)

  
 Napoleonic Titles and Heraldry
Although the grand-fiefs were created in Italy, outside of the French Empire, in 1806, the restoration of titles and of heraldry, which had been abolished in 1790, did not come until a statute of March 1, 1808.
The territories of the French Empire already exceded the boundaries of 1789 France, as a result of annexations: Comtat-Venaissin (1791), Savoie (1792), Belgium and Germany up to the Rhine (1795), all of which were confirmed by the peace of Lunéville in 1801.
The Prince Eugène was adopted on 12 Jan, 1806 with no rights to the French succession, but he was given presumptive rights to the throne of Italy in the absence of a second son of Napoleon on February 16, 1806, and given the title of Prince of Venice on December 20, 1807.
www.heraldica.org /topics/france/napoleon.htm   (6120 words)

  
 French Empire Furniture Ormolu Gilt Bronze Dore Lighting Clocks
Although very Empire and Neoclassical this item is from the Directiore period from the 18th century the period just before the First French Empire period began.
The design of this pair reflects the late 18th century interest in 'le bon savage' encouraged by the idyllic representations of Bernadin de Saint-Pierre and de Chateaubriand, and the abolition of slavery by the convention in 1793.
The first of French Clocks and Candelabra of this style appears to have been 'la negresse' delivered by Furet and Gaudon to Marie Antionette in 1784.
ormolu.com /items/128821/item128821ormolu.html   (234 words)

  
  First French Empire information - Search.com
The First French Empire, commonly known as the French Empire or the Napoleonic Empire, covers the period of the domination of France and much of continental Europe by Napoleon I of France.
Constitutionally, it refers to the period of 1804 to 1814, from the Consulate to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in the history of the French state.
The First French Empire stands distinct from its imitator and would-be successor, the Second French Empire of Napoleon III (1852–1870).
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  French and Indian War
French and Indian War (1754-1763), the last of four North American wars waged from 1689 to 1763 between the British and the French.
The French and Indian War was part of a "great war for empire," a determined and eventually successful attempt by the British to attain a dominant position in North America, the West Indies, and the subcontinent of India.
The French and Indian War had reduced the once-impressive French empire in North America to a handful of sugar plantations in the West Indies and two rocky islands off the coast of Newfoundland.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/nativeamericans/frenchindwar.htm   (3349 words)

  
  French Empire - ninemsn Encarta
Although the French kings were interested in establishing their position in Europe, they refused to accept the Line of Demarcation, the division of the outside world between Spain and Portugal that was laid down by Pope Alexander VI in 1493-1494.
By 1815 the French Empire was reduced to Martinique and Guadeloupe, St Pierre and Miquelon (off the southern coast of the Island of Newfoundland), trading posts in Senegal and five posts in India and Réunion.
French public opinion was most moved by the affairs of Indochina, because they involved the deliberate policy of the government when it was led by Jules Ferry, and because it involved a defeat for French arms.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781530753/French_Empire.html   (2110 words)

  
 French Colonial Empires
Early French attempts to found colonies in Brazil, in 1555 at Rio de Janeiro (the so-called France Antarctique) and in 1612 at São Luís (the so-called France Équinoxiale), and in Florida were unsuccessful, due to Portuguese and Spanish vigilance.
The French made their last major colonial gains after the First World War, when they gained mandates over the former Turkish territories that make up what is now Syria and Lebanon, as well as most of the former German colonies of Togo and Cameroon.
The French colonial empire began to fall apart during the Second World War, when various parts of their empire were occupied by foreign powers (Japan in Indochina, Britain in Syria and Lebanon, the US and Britain in Morocco and Algeria, Germany in Tunisia).
www.thelatinlibrary.com /imperialism/notes/frenchempire.html   (1540 words)

  
 The French in West Africa
The "French Soudan" or "Western Sudan" should not be confused with the modern country of Sudan, or with the colony that was known as "Anglo-Egyptian Sudan" during most of the 20th century.
Beyond that lay the empire of Ahmadu Tall with its capital at Ségou on the Niger River, and the empire of Samory Touré to the south east, with a capital at Sanankoro on the south side of the Niger River.
French expansion, which led to the annexation of huge areas of unprofitable desert and jungle, was motivated by a more complex mixture of interests that included deliberate efforts on the part of soldiers, merchants, geographic societies and groups like the Comité de l'Afrique Française and Union coloniale française to promote the idea of empire.
courses.wcupa.edu /jones/his312/lectures/fren-occ.htm   (2264 words)

  
 The World at War - French Empire Timeline 1940-45
French territories in the West Indies would be kept out the hands of those Secretary of State Hull termed, "the so called Free French", until long after the Axis ended the charade of Vichy and occupied the whole of metropolitan France in the wake of the American landings in North Africa.
Free French and British forces advancing into Lebanon and Syria from Palestine encounter strong resistance from Vichy forces at Litani on the 9th and 10th, at Kiswa on the 12th, at El Kuneitrah and Izra 15 th and 16th.
French troops are released from prisons and rearmed.
worldatwar.net /timeline/france/empire40-45.html   (8150 words)

  
 French empire - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britain frustrated French aspirations in Egypt and the Sudan, and rivalry at Fashoda (1898) nearly caused war until the Entente Cordiale brought agreement.
In 1946 the empire was formed into the French Union, which was replaced in 1958 by the FRENCH COMMUNITY.
The complete guide to elegant France: Second Empire France; Without the vision of Napoleon III and his planner Baron Haussmann in the 19th century, Paris would not be the city we know today.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O48-Frenchempire.html   (938 words)

  
 Decolonization and French Society
The French had fought long and hard to prevent the loss of their colonies, and the process of decolonization in the French Empire was violent and brutal, especially in Algeria.
Even though the public did value the French Empire, Sorum argues that "the elite were more imperialist than the mass of the public." He argues that the public was more concerned with fuel and food shortages, inflation, strikes and political instability than the empire as such.
The French population was upset at the torturer's violation of the humanist principles of the West and at his betrayal of their concept of France.
www.indyflicks.com /danielle/papers/paper06.htm   (2105 words)

  
 Dien Bien Phu, Symbol For All Time - Empire? - Global Policy Forum
The French representative, Jean Sainteny, and the Vietnamese delegate, Ho Chi Minh, had signed an agreement in Hanoi on 6 March 1946 by which France recognised the Republic of Vietnam as a "free state, with its own government, parliament, army and finances, within the French Union" (2).
French decision-makers understood what was happening and tried to oppose the solidarity of the colonised through the solidarity of the colonisers.
(2) The French Union was the name given by the French Constitution of 1946 to the entity constituted by the French Republic (metropolitan France and the overseas departments and territories) and the associated territories and states.
www.globalpolicy.org /empire/history/2004/07dienbienphu.htm   (2146 words)

  
 Franco-Turkish Relationship during First Empire
The empire was the largest and most influential of the Muslim empires of the modern period, and their culture and military expansion crossed over into Europe.
Despite the fact that at the beginning of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire was in decline, presenting only a shadow of the previous glory, it still was an essential power to be considered by European states.
French businessmen invested heavily in the Ottoman Empire and by the late 18th Century, all Roman Catholics in the Ottoman Empire were placed under French protection.
www.napoleon-series.org /research/government/diplomatic/c_tufrdip1.html   (2818 words)

  
 First French Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First French Empire, commonly known as the French Empire or the Napoleonic Empire, covers the period of the domination of France and much of continental Europe by Napoleon I.
The Empire started when Napoleon became Emperor of the French on May 18, 1804 and was crowned on December 2 of the same year at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
The French Empire severely upset international relations in the early nineteenth century, but the Congress of Vienna in 1815 finally reversed this trend by instituting a balance of power system in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_French_Empire   (2867 words)

  
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The French second Empire ended in 1870 when the French army was forced to surrender during the disastrous Franco-Prussian War.
Her funeral was attended at the Abbey by King George V, Queen Mary, Princess Beatrice (youngest daughter of Queen Victoria), and the Kings and Queens of Spain and Portugal.
The French Second Empire style is named after the Mansard-roofed buildings of France constructed during Napoleon III's Second Empire in the third quarter of the 19th century.
www.lycos.com /info/french-second-empire--napoleon-iii.html   (368 words)

  
 Third French Republic
The French Third Republic, sometimes written as the IIIrd Republic (1870-1940), was the governing body of France between the Second Empire and the Fourth Republic.
However, the French Second Empire lasted only twenty years because of the rise of another world power, one that was to upset the balance of power in Europe and eventually bring about World War One - the German Empire.
To mark the final end of French monarchism as a serious political source, in 1885 the French Crown Jewels were broken up and sold.
faculty.ucc.edu /egh-damerow/third_french_republic.htm   (1047 words)

  
 The last days of French empire [Free Republic]
The French entrenched themselves in a 30-mile perimeter camp comprised of fortified strongpoints with bunkers and artillery, surrounded by mine fields and belts of wire.
French aircraft pounded the Vietminh with bombs and napalm, but could not stop the determined enemy infantry, nor halt the rain of shells that was turning French strongpoints into little Verduns.
French civilians on horseback, bicycles and whatever vehicles they could find drove every provision they could get their hands on to the troops at the front, where the Germans were stopped cold.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3915b9ff5d12.htm   (2309 words)

  
 Empire Style, 1800–1815 | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Courts across Europe adopted the Empire style, especially in Russia, where it became a staple.
In Germany and Austria, it coexisted with the gentler Biedermeier associated with modest domestic interiors.
Official architects to the court of Napoleon, their main responsibility was the renovation of the various royal residences.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/empr/hd_empr.htm   (980 words)

  
 French Empire Furniture Ormolu Gilt Bronze Dore Lighting Clocks
A Fine 2nd Empire large ormolu or gilt bronze mounted Mahogany stool with Somolian Leopard fur cushion.
During the second (2nd) French Empire Napoleon III requested many designs and 'Styles ' be recreated.
The designs from the first French Empire such as original period furniture by master cabinet makers like Jacob were copied and reproduced.
ormolu.com /items/278050/item278050ormolu.html   (155 words)

  
 French Empire Furniture Ormolu Gilt Bronze Dore Lighting Clocks
The centerpiece attributed to Gerard-Jean Galle (1788-1846) depicts three standing female figures in classical dress holding a laurel wreath, on a concave-sided green and red marble uniform base, within a leaf and anthemiom gilt bronze border.
Gerard was the son of Claude Galle (1759-1815), one of the leading bronziers of the Empire period, who re-opened the workshop of his father after the fall of Napoleon.
During the Restauration period Gerard produced bronzes in the Empire style for both French and foreign clients and he was also a supplier of the Swedish Royal Court.
ormolu.com /items/355680/item355680ormolu.html   (335 words)

  
 French Empire Cartoons
French Empire cartoon 1 - catalog reference csl1062
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French Empire cartoon 2 - catalog reference csl1085
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 French Empire Furniture Ormolu Gilt Bronze Dore Lighting Clocks
A Fine pair of French Empire Ormolu and patinated bronze vases of neoclassical form attributed to Pierre-Phillipe Thomire (1751-1843).
The pair of Ormolu mounted patinated Apple-Green bronze two handled urns are raised upon Rouge Royal marble plinths.
In 1804 he bought the business of a marchand-mercier, thus allowing him to sell furniture, Sèvres porcelain, and decorative objects, which he produced in his own workshops.
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 The French Empire style by Alvar González-Palacios (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris
The author looks at the French art scene during the first 15 years of the 19th century, from painting, sculpture and architecture to porcelain, textiles, bronzes and silverwar, objects d'art and furniture.
If you are not satisfied that an item is as described, return your purchase for a refund.
Empire Stylebook of Interior Design: All 72 Plates from the "Recueil de Decorations Interieures" with New English Text
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 Chinese porcelain export Jar Blue and white Antique Royal Vienna Porcelain Pedestal Tureen Royal Copenhagen Porcelain ...
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This pair of antique French Empire vases were made to be lamps.
These French Empire vases are in excellent original condition with their 24kt gold leaf in superb condition.
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 ››› buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - The French Empire Between the Wars: Imperialism, ...
"The French Empire Between the Wars" is the first study of the French colonial empire at its height in the twenty years following the First World War.
Based on extensive archival research, it addresses current debates about French methods of rule and their impact on colonial peoples, the origins of decolonisation, and the role of popular imperialism in French society and culture.
The author analyses colonial decision-making in Paris and the renewed threat of global war, as well as colonial economic conditions and forms of discrimination in the empire to illustrate the process of French imperial decline.
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 First French Empire Cartoons
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 The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography
Mapping the French Empire in North America: An Interpretive Guide to the Exhibition Mounted at the Newberry Library on the Occasion of the 17th Annual Conference of the French Colonial Historical Society (Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1991).
In 2003, the year that marked the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, the Louisiana State Archives also became a partner.
We present here the Newberry's contribution to this project, a virtual exhibit culled from our popular Mapping the French Empire in North America exhibit catalog prepared by David Buisseret (now out of print).
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