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The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Susan Punzel Conner
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313320149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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Napoleon, from his clannishness to his obsession with detail, is described in his own words and those of his contemporaries.

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Harry Henderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781560063193
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Discusses French history under the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte's rise from lowly origins to military and political power, ending with his defeat and the legacy he left to Europe.

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

  • Author: J. Christopher Herold
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618154616
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 478
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THE AGE OF NAPOLEON is the biography of an enigmatic and legendary personality as well as the portrait of an entire age. J. Christopher Herold tells the fascinating story of the Napoleonic world in all its aspects -- political, cultural, military, commercial, and social. Napoleon’s rise from common origins to enormous political and military power, as well as his ultimate defeat, influenced our modern age in thousands of ways, from the map of Europe to the metric system, from styles of dress and dictators to new conventions of personal behavior.

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815

  • Author: Charles Otto Zieseniss,Katell Le Bourhis,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 0870995715
  • Category: Clothing and dress
  • Page: 270
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The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Gunther E. Rothenberg
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253202604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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"... a most illuminating and readable general survey.... This book is well organized, well produced, and well written. It belongs among the ten most useful books on this period to the historian and... to the general reader." -- American Historical Review "This splendid volume fills a gap in the vast outpouring of literature on the military aspects of the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon by combining a description of the major changes and trends of warfare with a comparative discussion of the French military establishment and the armies of its major opponents.... As another contribution to 'synthetic' history, it is a very successful exercise." -- Military Affairs "... a splendid little study which will be of considerable interest both to the general student and specialist.... [it] fills a definite need for a survey of the military developments of the period and one can learn a great deal from a close reading of it." -- History "A clear, lively, and well-produced survey that relies upon the best scholarship of several languages.... " -- Library Journal In a comprehensive study of a crucial era in warfare -- from the last decades of the ancient régime to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo -- Rothenberg describes the organization, training methods, equipment, tactics, and strategy of France and its adversaries. He also explores staff systems, logistics, fortifications, medical services, and insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon

Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Rory Muir
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300082708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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What was it like to be a soldier on a Napoleonic battlefield? What happened when cavalry regiments charged directly at one another? What did the generals do during battle? Drawing on memoirs, diaries, and letters of the time, this dramatic book explores what actually happened in battle and how the participants' feelings and reactions influenced the outcome. Rory Muir focuses on the dynamics of combat in the age of Napoleon, enhancing his analysis with vivid accounts of those who were there--the frightened foot soldier, the general in command, the young cavalry officer whose boils made it impossible to ride, and the smartly dressed aide-de-camp, tripped up by his voluminous pantaloons. This book sheds new light on how military tactics worked by concentrating on the experience of soldiers in the firing line. Muir considers the interaction of artillery, infantry, and cavalry; the role of the general, subordinate commanders, staff officers, and aides; morale, esprit de corps, and the role of regimental officers; soldiers' attitudes toward death and feelings about the enemy; the plight of the wounded; the difficulty of surrendering; and the way victories were finally decided. He discusses the mechanics of musketry, artillery, and cavalry charges and shows how they influenced the morale, discipline, and resolution of the opposing armies. This is a volume that will fascinate all readers with an interest in military history, European history, or the psychology of combat.

The Story of Civilization: The age of Napoleon; a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815

The Story of Civilization: The age of Napoleon; a history of European civilization from 1789 to 1815

  • Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 872
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A comprehensive, integral account of European life, society, politics, arts, science, philosophy, economics, manners, and morals of the epoch

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Tim McNeese
  • Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
  • ISBN: 0787704253
  • Category: History
  • Page: 32
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"The Age of Napoleon" (17891815) covers the tumultuous years of the French Revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Special emphasis is given to the class struggles of 18th-century France which led to unprecedented social and political unrest. From the storming of the Bastille to the capture and execution of Louis XVI, this volume vividly documents the dramatic events and key historical figures which shaped the course of this most volatile period of France's history. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys included.

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815

  • Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
  • Publisher: M J F Books
  • ISBN: 9781567310221
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 870
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The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon

  • Author: Alistair Horne
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0812975553
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 218
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An account of the reign and legacy of Napoleon covers his birth into poverty, rise to prominence after the French Revolution, military prowess, and twenty-year rule, during which he made significant changes in such areas as the social hierarchy, censorship, and culture. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.