The Napoleonic Empire
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Geoffrey Ellis
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Napoleonic Empire by Geoffrey Ellis
Book DescriptionWas Napoleon the 'heir' of the French Revolution, the great consolidator of its reforms, or did he distort and even abandon its principles? What were the aims and effects of Napoleonic rule in France and in conquered Europe more widely? This second edition of The Napoleonic Empire offers a critical reassessment of these central issues and provides a fresh synthesis of the most important research during the past forty years. Beginning with Napoleon's inheritance, Geoffrey Ellis balances the conflicting evidence for change or continuity over the years from the Revolutionary upheaval to the height of the 'Grand Empire'. The new edition: - covers the administrative, military, social and economic aspects of the subject - redefines the whole impact of Napoleonic imperialism in both the short and longer term - offers more extensive coverage of Napoleon's treatment of the annexed lands and subject states of his Empire, as well as of military conscription, desertion, and the role of the Gendarmerie in the war against brigands and military defaulters - provides an expanded discussion of the institutional legacy of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe With an up-dated and more comprehensive bibliography, this thoroughly revised text is an invaluable guide to Napoleon's Europe and is ideal for specialist and general readers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333990056
(215mm x 137mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 16-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Highly informed account of the music business from 60's to 90's. insiders view of careers of major players. Ellis was CEO of NEMS enterprises, Brian Epstein's company.
Napoleon, Paperback (August 2000)
This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the nature and mechanics of Napoleon's power, and how he used it. It explores Napoleon's rise to fame as a soldier of the French Revolution and his aims and achievements as first consul and emperor during the years 1799-1815.
Napoleonic Empire, Paperback (May 1991)» View all books by Geoffrey Ellis
Was Napoleon the "heir" of the French Revolution, the great consolidator of its reforms or did he distort and even abandon its principles? How "radical" was his achievement in France? This book offers a critical assessment of the findings of historians during the past 20 years.
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Author Biography - Geoffrey Ellis
GEOFFREY ELLIS is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Hertford College, Oxford.
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