The Resource Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70), Miquel de la Rosa Lorente

Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70), Miquel de la Rosa Lorente

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Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70)
Title
Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70)
Statement of responsibility
Miquel de la Rosa Lorente
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis investigates liberal responses to French expansionism during Napoleon III’s Second Empire, focusing on three of its main imperialist ventures in the late 1850s and the 1860s: Algeria, a colony inherited from the times of Charles X, whose colonisation received a great boost in the 1860s; Cochinchina, the main step of France’s imperialism towards Asia; and Mexico, Napoleon III’s personal dream for France in America, started as the alleged greatest project of the Empire which, however, ended in great failure. The focus of this study is not on individuals generally acknowledged as main liberal thinkers, politicians or philosophers but on a group of less-celebrated individuals who developed their professional activity both in parliament (the Corps législatif) and the press. The aim is to highlight how liberal languages and discourses in their specific context contributed to the development and the shaping of liberal thinking and political culture in the 1860s with regard to imperial expansionism. This dissertation seeks to tie in with the historiographical trend which sees intellectual and political history not as distinct fields, but as two inseparable sides of the same coin. In a period in which the Second Empire was experiencing a process of increasing internal liberalisation in a number of political, social and economic fields, the Empire’s means of repression and social control were still active. Censorship was commonplace in 1860s France, making it very difficult for those opposing the regime to express their ideas and concerns. However, thanks to several steps made towards opening up the regime politically from 1860 onwards, opposition deputies - including especially the liberals - were able to express in parliament their claims and objections. Whereas some social issues remained difficult to tackle, I argue that liberals found in the Empire’s imperialist endeavours an appropriate space to channel their dissatisfaction with the Bonapartists’ way of conceiving, ruling and managing the country. The Second Empire’s colonial project on all continents fostered an intense ideological debate that transcended the borders of a simple partisan confrontation. It rather revealed the existence of two political cultures in quest of social legitimation: liberal and Bonapartist
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FIE
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De La Rosa Lorente, Miquel
Date time place
Defence date: 5 June 2017
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2017.
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no index present
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non fiction
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theses
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  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Napoleon
  • Liberalism
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
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Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70), Miquel de la Rosa Lorente
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46667
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Lucy Riall, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Ann Thomson, European University Institute (Second reader); Professor Alan S. Kahan, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines; Doctor David Todd, King’s College London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xix, 313 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1088492671
Label
Liberals and the empire responses to French expansionism under Napoleon III in Algeria, Cochinchina and Mexico (c. 1858–70), Miquel de la Rosa Lorente
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46667
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Lucy Riall, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Ann Thomson, European University Institute (Second reader); Professor Alan S. Kahan, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines; Doctor David Todd, King’s College London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xix, 313 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088492671

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