François-René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, De la monarchie selon la Charte [The Monarchy according to the Charter]

Ian Morrison (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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While Chateaubriand is famed for literary works such as

Atala

and

René

, he also wrote autobiography,

Mémoires d’outre-tombe

 [Memoirs from beyond the grave], apologetics,

Génie du christianisme

 [The Genius of Christianity] and political pieces, including

De la monarchie selon la Charte

, which echoes his experience as a peer and a minister. When it appeared in 1816 France was being shaken by internal conflicts. In 1814, after military defeat, Napoleon abdicated and was replaced by a restored Bourbon monarch, Louis XVIII. Louis tried to lay new constitutional foundations with his Charte

constitutionnelle

(Constitutional Charter) of June 1814. However, in March 1815 Napoleon came back, seeking to reimpose his Empire. In France, he met little opposition, but was defeated at Waterloo in…

1641 words

Citation: Morrison, Ian. "De la monarchie selon la Charte". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 May 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41235, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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