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Bell, David Avrom

Overview
Works: 12 works in 22 publications in 3 languages and 2,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC202.1, 940.27
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Most widely held works by David Avrom Bell
The first total war : Napoleon's Europe and the birth of warfare as we know it by David Avrom Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author maintains that modern attitudes toward total war were conceived during the Napoleonic era; and argues that all the elements of total war were evident including conscription, unconditional surrender, disregard for basic rules of war, mobilization of civilians, and guerrilla warfare
Napoleon : a concise biography by David Avrom Bell( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Corsican, 1769-1796 -- The general, 1796-1799 -- The First Consul, 1799-1804 -- The emperor, 1804-1812 -- Downfall, 1812-1815 -- Epilogue: 1815-the present
The man who thought he was Napoleon : toward a political history of madness by Laure Murat( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon is built around a bizarre historical event and an off-hand challenge. The event? In December 1840, nearly twenty years after his death, the remains of Napoleon were returned to Paris for burial--and the next day, the director of a Paris hospital for the insane admitted fourteen men who claimed to be Napoleon. The challenge, meanwhile, is the claim by great French psychiatrist Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol (1772-1840) that he could recount the history of France through asylum registries. From those two components, Laure Murat embarks on an exploration of the surprising relationship between history and madness. She uncovers countless stories of patients whose delusions seem to be rooted in the historical or political traumas of their time, like the watchmaker who believed he lived with a new head, his original having been removed at the guillotine. In the troubled wake of the Revolution, meanwhile, French physicians diagnosed a number of mental illnesses tied to current events, from "revolutionary neuroses" and "democratic disease" to the "ambitious monomania" of the Restoration. How, Murat asks, do history and psychiatry, the nation and the individual psyche, interface?"--Publisher's description
Du patriotisme aux nationalismes, 1700-1848 : France, Grande-Bretagne, Amérique du Nord( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La primera guerra total : la Europa de Napoleón y el nacimiento de la guerra moderna by David Avrom Bell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous ideas, dangerous men : Chateaubriand, Bonald, and the rights of the press by David Avrom Bell( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La recherche dix-huitièmiste( Book )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public sphere in the eighteenth century by Daniel Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first total war Napoleon's Europe and the birth of modern warfare by David Avrom Bell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cult of the nation in France : inventing nationalism, 1680-1800 David A. Bell by David Avrom Bell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The cult of the nation in France : inventing nationalism, 1680-1800 by David Avrom Bell( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of lucid prose and striking originality, Bell offers the first comprehensive survey of patriotism and national sentiment in early modern France, and shows how the dialectical relationship between nationalism and religion left a complex legacy that still resonates in debates over French national identity today
Shadows of revolution : reflections on France, past and present by David Avrom Bell( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Bell wrote the essays in this collection over the course of more than fifteen years, each in response to a new book or political event and published in the New Republic, New York Review of Books, or London Review of Books. Their common thread is France and French history, of which Bell is one of the world's acknowledged experts. Shadows of Revolution is divided into seven sections: The Longue Duree; From the Old Regime to the Revolution; The Revolution; Napoleon Bonaparte; The Nineteenth Century; Vichy; and Parallels : Past and Present. Bell argues that so much of French (and European) history revolves around and returns to the French Revolution of 1789 to 1799. So much happened in so short a time that Chateaubriand later claimed that many centuries had crammed themselves into a single quarter-century. Bell's other main focus is World War Two and the French Vichy regime. He has followed the long and painful process by which the French have come to terms with their collaboration with Nazi Germany, including the creation of monuments to the Holocaust, exhibitions devoted to Vichy and the fate of the French Jews, and the speech that President Jacques Chirac gave in 1995, finally recognizing French responsibility for the deportation of Jews to the death camps. In its way, each of the essays in this collection--Bell's first book of the kind--reflects upon the ways that political and cultural patterns first set in the age of the Revolution continue to resonate, not just in France, but throughout the world"--
 
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The first total war : Napoleon's Europe and the birth of warfare as we know it
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Bell, David A.

Bell, David A. 1952-

Bell, David A. 1961-

Bell, David A. (David Avrom)

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The cult of the nation in France : inventing nationalism, 1680-1800