The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 28, 2013

byMike Rapport

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The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy - and arefrequently viewed in these places as the starting point of their modern histories. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Rapport provides a brief outline of the wars, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. Presented in three parts, he considers the origins and course of the wars, the ways and means in which it was fought, and the social and political legacyit has left to the world today.

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The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy - and arefrequently viewed in these places as the starti...

Dr Mike Rapport is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Stirling. He is the author of Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France: The Treatment of Foreigners 1789-1799 (OUP, 2000), and The Shape of the World: Britain, France and the Struggle for Empire (Atlantic, 2006), and 1848, Year of Revolution...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:February 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199590966

ISBN - 13:9780199590964

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IntroductionPart One: The Napoleonic Wars: Origins and Course1. Europe and the French Revolution2. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1792-18033. The Napoleonic Wars: the French rampant, 1803-18094. The Napoleonic Wars: the allied resurgence, 1809-1815Part Two: Ways and Means.5. Armies, Navies and the State6. The War and the PeoplePart Three: Impacts7. The Napoleonic Revolution8. Occupation and Resistance9. The Fate of EmpiresConclusionFurther Reading