The first bibliography to be compiled on Napoleon's controversial foreign minister.
Every since Talleyrand assumed a prominent role during the opening stages of the French Revolution, his intentions and motivations have been the subject of heated debate. The debate about his achievements and merits is far from over. This bibliography is the first to be compiled on Napoleon's foreign minister. It opens with a chronology of Talleyrand's life and an introduction summarizing the salient points in his career. It is then divided into sections covering the available archival sources, Talleyrand's own writings, contemporary pamphlets and books, and works written about him since his death.
The volume opens with a chronology of Talleyrand's life and an introduction summarizing the salient points in his career and pointing to discrepancies in the Talleyrand historiography. The initial section describes the most important archival sources available in France and other countries. The second section covers Talleyrand's own publications, his parliamentary interventions, and his correspondence. Contemporary pamphlets and books, many critical of Talleyrand's secularization of Church property, are covered in the third section. The final section includes works written about Talleyrand since his death as well as works on topics related to him, such as his women and children, his portrayal in art and literature, and a list of drawings and lithographs dedicated to him.
Preface Chronology Introduction Manuscript and Archival Sources The Archives Nationales The Bibliothéque Nationale The Archives du Ministére des Affaires Etrangéres Other French Collections Collections in Other Countries Published Sources Writings and Parliamentary Interventions Published Documents and Correspondence Contemporary Works Pamphlets, Libels, and Commentaries, 1789-1838 Biographies and Biographical Essays Biographical Works and Special Topics Books and Special Studies Essays Articles and Pamphlets Dissertations Places Associated with Talleyrand Iconography Talleyrand in Literature Talleyrand's Women and Children Miscellanea Index