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The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

Mike Rapport

January 2013

ISBN: 9780199590964

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways, not least from the radical social and political change they evoked in many countries. Examining the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, Mike Rapport considers their significance and the legacy they leave today.

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The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways, not least from the radical social and political change they evoked in many countries. Examining the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, Mike Rapport considers their significance and the legacy they leave today.

  • Introduces the tactics, strategies, and weaponry used in the wars
  • Discusses the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era
  • Addresses the controversy as to how far the Napoleonic Wars can be differentiated from the Revolutionary Wars
  • Sets the wars in their broader historical context - in both European and global terms - exploring their social and political impact
  • Explains the significance of the wars, and their legacy, in both specific national contexts and from a wider global perspective
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mike Rapport, Department of History, University of Stirling

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 (Little, Brown, 2008).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Origins
    2:Course
    3:A revolutionary war
    4:Soldiers and civilians
    5:The war at sea
    6:The people's war
    7:Legacies
    References

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