Second Empire

NOUN
  1. the imperial government of Napoleon III in France from 1852-1870
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How To Use Second Empire In A Sentence

  • The Second Empire, generally avid for control and order, sought to regularize commerce by the reconstruction of the central market.
  • Three years later, faced with a Bourbon royalist challenge, he staged a coup, changed the name of the Second Republic to the Second Empire, and took the title Napoleon III. The Great Experiment
  • In Zola's L'Argent, the rise and fall of a bank provides a metaphor for the rottenness of Louis Napoleon's Second Empire.
  • One version of the history of French art between the Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789 and the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852 goes something like this: Just as the French Revolution deposed the irresponsible ancienne régime, Neo-Classical images of high-minded heroes replaced Rococo confections of frivolous aristocrats pursuing love in flowery settings. Drawn to Revolution
  • Germany first Empire and the Second Empire refers to what is time?
  • During the Second Empire, Carpeaux was one of the favoured sculptors of both the emperor and empress.
  • Every inch, from floor to ceiling, is decorated in Beaux-Arts paintings, bronze nudes, and Second Empire furniture.
  • The advent of the Second Empire in 1848 saw a full-blooded return, the seeds of which had been sown in the two previous decades, to the styles of earlier centuries.
  • La Trinité was a Second Empire church designed for a fashionable congregation, with theatrical decoration and a porch campanile.
  • The Second Empire almost solved the problem of reconciling monarchy and democracy - but not quite, and not in time.
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