The Resource The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource/)

The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource/)

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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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Subject
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
Dewey number
940.2/82
Index
index present
LC call number
D383
LC item number
.S85 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource/)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 121
  • 4
  • Alexandros Ypsilanti: Across the River Pruth
  • 186
  • 5
  • Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe
  • 240
  • 6
  • The Torn Cloth of Memory
  • 322
  • 1
  • Before the Barricades Went Up
  • 3
  • 2
  • Rafael del Riego: The Ride Through Andalusia
  • 28
  • 3
  • Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples
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ocn865508179
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The four horsemen : riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, Richard Stites, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 121
  • 4
  • Alexandros Ypsilanti: Across the River Pruth
  • 186
  • 5
  • Sergei Muraviev-Apostol: Into the Steppe
  • 240
  • 6
  • The Torn Cloth of Memory
  • 322
  • 1
  • Before the Barricades Went Up
  • 3
  • 2
  • Rafael del Riego: The Ride Through Andalusia
  • 28
  • 3
  • Guglielmo Pepe: Marching into Naples
Control code
ocn865508179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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