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The wars of Napoleon

Author: Charles J Esdaile
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. ©2019
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Esdaile, Charles J., author.
Wars of Napoleon
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018044959
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Esdaile
ISBN: 9781138324121 1138324124 9781138324145 1138324140
OCLC Number: 1054265725
Notes: "First edition published by Pearson Education Ltd. 1995"
"First edition published by Routledge 2013."
Description: xix, 628 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The nature of the Napoleonic Wars. The wheat and the chaff --
The First Consul --
The peace of Amiens --
The Napoleonic Wars --
An aptly named conflict --
The triumph of the French. A Nation-in-Arms? --
The contours of Napoleonic warfare --
Napoleon and France --
The grande armée --
The impact of genius --
A victorious synthesis --
The empire of the French. The image of reform --
The territories of empire --
Pressures for integration --
The implementation of reform --
The collaborators --
The rape of Europe --
An image flawed --
Resistance to the French. The rise of people's war --
The popular experience of empire --
Resistance --
Revolt --
The efficacy of resistance --
An exaggerated phenomenon? --
Perfidious Albion. An island set apart --
Facing up to Boney --
Booming to victory --
The challenge to the Old Order --
The reckoning --
The emulation of the French. Legitimism liberalised? --
Spain: the era of Godoy --
Austria: the failure of the Archduke Charles --
Russia: Alexander I, the unofficial committee and Speransky --
Prussia: the great reform movement --
The survival of the Old Order --
Revolution and the French. Transformation at the periphery --
Spain: mediaevalists and liberals --
Sweden: the downfall of the Vasas --
Sicily: the barons and the British --
Absolutism triumphant --
The wider world. Horizons near and far --
The Ottoman Empire: from Selim III to Mehmet II --
Latin America: the age of the liberators --
The West Indies: colonial conflict and slave revolt --
India: the brothers Wellesley and the Marathas --
The Caucasus: Russia and Persia at war, 1804-13 --
The United States, Canada and the War of 1812 --
Britannia rules the waves --
The downfall of the French. A people's war? --
Disintegration on the home front --
Disaster in Russia --
The War of Liberation --
Napoleon at bay --
The limits of the possible --
The impact of the Napoleonic Wars. The Napoleonic Wars and the idea of progress --
The pragmatic legitimists --
A society transformed? --
A new age of revolution? --
Into the nineteenth century --
Chronology --
Bibliographical essay.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.
Responsibility: Charles J. Esdaile.

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