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The Impact of Napoleon : Prussian High Politics, Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Executive, 1797-1806 - Brendan Simms

The Impact of Napoleon

Prussian High Politics, Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Executive, 1797-1806

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Published: 13th February 1997
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This book examines Prussia's response to Napoleon and Napoleonic expansionism in the years before the crushing defeats of Auerstadt and Jena, a period of German history as untypical as it was dramatic. Between the years 1797 and 1806 the main fear of Prussian statesmen was French power, rather than revolution from below. This threat spawned a foreign-policy debate characterised by geopolitical thinking: the belief that Prussian policy was conditioned by her unique geographic situation at the heart of Europe. The book breaks new ground both methodologically and empirically. By combining high-political and geopolitical analysis, it is able to present a more comprehensive and nuanced picture than earlier interpretations. The book also draws on a very wide range of sources, official and unofficial, many previously unused.

' ... a most valuable contribution to the field of Napoleonic studies, and to modern German history in English'. English Historical Review

Introduction
The Structures
The structure of Prussian politics during the early reign of Frederick William III
Problem areas of Prussian policy and politics: the centres of attention abroad, 1797-1804
Problem areas of Prussian policy and politics: the centres of attention at home, 1797-1804
The Events
The failure of neutrality: Prussian policy and politics, October 1804-September 1805
Delayed decisions: Prussian policy and politics, October 1805-February 1806
The Hanoverian crisis: Prussian policy and politics, March-June 1806
The Responses
Facing Napoleonic France: Prussian responses to the French threat, 1804-1806
The search for decision: Prussian Reform attempts immediately before Jena
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521453608
ISBN-10: 0521453607
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 13th February 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.77