The Two Great Retreats of History: I. Retreat of the Ten Thousand, II. Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow by Philippe-Paul Comte de Ségur

The Two Great Retreats of History: I. Retreat of the Ten Thousand, II. Napoleon's Retreat from…

byPhilippe-Paul Comte de Ségur, D. H. Montgomery, Editor

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The Two Great Retreats of History
I. Retreat of the Ten Thousand, II. Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow

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CONTENTS
I. Retreat of the Ten Thousand.     
Sketch of Cyrus the Younger (Introductory to the Retreat of the Ten Thousand)     
§     1.     Effect of the death of Cyrus on the Greeks; they resolve to retreat     
§     2.     Commencement of the Retreat     
§     3.     Negotiations with Tissaphernês     
§     4.     Treachery of Tissaphernês     
§     5.     Xenophon's Dream and its results     
§     6.     The Greeks cross the Zab     
§     7.     The Greeks fight their way across the Karduchian Mountains     
§     8.     March through Armenia; great suffering from cold and hunger     
§     9.     The Greeks come in sight of the Black Sea     
§     10.     The Greek cities on the Black Sea; their feelings toward the Ten Thousand     
§     11.     Plans of the army for the future     
§     12.     The Ten Thousand begin their march westward     
§     13.     Plan of Xenophon for founding a city on the Black Sea     
§     14.     Xenophon defends himself against false accusations     
§     15.     The army passes by sea to Sinope     
§     16.     The army crosses the Bosphorus to Byzantium; false promises of Anaxibius and their results     
§     17.     Mutiny of the army in leaving Byzantium     
§     18.     Xenophon's speech to the soldiers     
§     19.     The army finally leaves Byzantium; Seuthes offers to hire them     
§     20.     The army enters the service of Seuthes     
§     21.     Xenophon crosses over with the army to Asia     
§     22.     Xenophon takes leave of the army. Conclusion.     
 
II. Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow.
Sketch of Napoleon (Introductory to the Retreat from Moscow)     
§     1.     Description of Moscow; arrival of the Czar     
§     2.     Alarm in Moscow at the advance of the French army; preparations for the destruction of the city     
§     3.     Departure of the Russian governor from Moscow     
§     4.     Napoleon's first view of Moscow; the French enter the city     
§     5.     Napoleon takes up his quarters in the Kremlin; the city discovered to be on fire     
§     6.     The fire compels Napoleon to leave the city     
§     7.     Napoleon returns to the Kremlin; plunder of the city     
§     8.     Rostopchin sets fire to his country-seat; anxiety of Napoleon at not hearing from the Czar     
§     9.     Napoleon determines to leave Moscow     
§     10.     Departure from Moscow; the first battle     
§     11.     Napoleon holds a council of war, and decides to retreat northward     
§     12.     Napoleon's attempt to destroy the Kremlin; view of the battle-field of Borodino     
§     13.     Napoleon reaches Viazma; battle near that place     
§     14.     Dreadful snow-storm on the 6th of November; its effect upon the troops     
§     15.     Defeat and entire dissolution of Prince Eugene's corps at the passage of the Wop     
§     16.     The Grand Army reaches Smolensk     
§     17.     Napoleon leaves Smolensk; battle of Krasnoë     
§     18.     Napoleon reaches Dombrowna and Orcha; he holds a council     
§     19.     Arrival of Marshal Ney     
§     20.     Capture of Minsk by the Russians     
§     21.     March through the forest of Minsk; passage of the Berezina     
§     22.     Napoleon abandons the Grand Army, and sets out for Paris     
§     23.     Sufferings of the Grand Army after Napoleon's departure; arrival at Wilna     
§     24.     Conclusion     
Index to notes and list of proper names with their pronunciation

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