Access to History: Napoleon, France and Europe

Paperback | October 25, 2009

byDylan Rees, Andrina Stiles

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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering:* Authoritative, engaging and accessible content* Comprehensive coverage of the new 2008 AS and A level specifications* Design features, study guides and web support to help students achieve exam success.Napoleon, France and Europe Third Edition traces the changes that took place in France between 1795 and 1815. It begins with Napoleon's rise to power, his consolidation and maintenance of power, and the creation of the Napoleonic Empire. Napoleon's downfall is analysed in detail andhistoriographical interpretations of key Napoleonic policies are explained and assessed.Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity todevelop exam skills.

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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering:* Authoritative, engaging and accessible content* Comprehensive coverage of the new 2008 AS and A level specifications* Design features, study guides and web support to help students achieve exam success.Napoleon, France an...

Dylan Rees and Andrina Stiles are well-respected OUP authors.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pagesPublished:October 25, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Napoleon: Background and rise to PowerSynopsis of Napoleon's career 1796-1815Background and characterNapoleon and the early years of the revolutionNapoleon and the Directory2. The Coup of Brumaire 1799The political background to the coup of Brumaire and why it occurredThe events of the coup of BrumaireWhy was the coup of Brumaire successful?Study guide3. Establishing PowerConstitutional and political changesEconomic reformsLegal and judicial reformsEducation reformsRelations with the Catholic Church - The ConcordatStudy guide4. Consolidating powerCoercion and controlPatronage and briberyCensorship and propagandaStudy guide5. Napoleon and Europe: Conquest and Empire, 1796-1807Early campaigns in Italy and Egypt, 1796-9Wars of the Consulate and early Empire, 1799-1807Military and strategic developmentsNapoleon's leadershipStudy guide6. The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-10The composition of the Napoleonic EmpireNapoleon's treatment of conquered territoryThe creation of the Napoleonic EmpireNapoleon and nationalismNapoleon's expectations from the EmpireStudy guide7. Napoleon and Europe: Decline and Fall, c.1810-15Prelude to defeat 1807-12The last campaigns 1813-15Factors explaining Napoleons decline and fallStudy guide8. Napoleon: Impact and LegacyNapoleon and the RevolutionThe impact and legacy of Napoleon's rule on FranceThe Napoleonic legendStudy guide