A Political Romance: Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the Making of the French Republic, 1872-82

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Springer, Mar 20, 2012 - History - 314 pages
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Léon Gambetta is renowned as a founder of the French Third Republic. This unique study of his correspondence with his lover, Léonie Léon, provides a fascinating insight into their intimate and political partnership. It brings to life Gambetta as lover and politician, the unknown figure of Léon, and the political and cultural world of 1870s Paris.

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What admirable pages
to devote yourself to the Republic
This religion satisfiesmysoul Part III Yearsof Frustration 18771882 8 What glory to have created anew France
Poor France I had other dreams
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SUSAN K. FOLEY is Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her publications include Women in France since 1789: the Meanings of Difference, and Flora Tristan: Life Stories.

CHARLES SOWERWINE is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Melbourne,
Australia, and Adjunct Professor of History at La Trobe University. His publications include France since 1870: Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic and Sisters or
Citizens? Women and Socialism in France since 1876.

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