The French Wars, 1792-1815
By (author) Charles J. Esdaile
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French Wars, 1792-1815 by Charles J. Esdaile
Book DescriptionA highly original and critical introduction to the revolutionary and napoleonic conflicts. It illuminates the less well-known areas of the subject, such as the changing atttitude of the French people towards Napoleon, as well as providing a balanced account of the campaigns of Wellington and Napoleon. Based on current historiography, this book discusses the expansion of France, the extent to which Napoleon was responsible for this success, and the events leading up to his subsequent exile. It also provides a clear examination of each of the coalitions which fought against France.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415150422
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A thought-provoking study of a neglected aspect of one of the decisive episodes in French and European history.
Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814, Hardback (December 2014)
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Peninsular Eyewitnesses, Hardback (September 2008)
The author brings together a selection of accounts of every aspect of the war to create a panoramic yet minutely detailed picture of those years of turmoil. The story is told through memoirs, letters and eyewitness testimony.
Napoleon's Wars, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Charles J. Esdaile
Attempts to reframe our understanding of Napoleon. This book creates a different context for Napoleon's career. It sees the battles as almost side-effects, the consequences of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - risks that could result in the extinction of entire countries and regimes.
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