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The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 : Warfare and History - Owen S. Connelly

The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815

Warfare and History

Hardcover Published: 24th November 2005
ISBN: 9780415239837
Number Of Pages: 270

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In this essential addition to French military history, Owen Connelly examines both the wars of the French Revolution, between 1792-99, and of Napoleon. Arguing that the importance and drama of the Revolutionary Wars have been neglected, and that the unceasing cut-throat politics that continued into the Napoleonic era has been overlooked, this analysis examines the two eras together to provide a broader context for warfare. Connelly demonstrates how the Wars of the Revolution shaped Napoleon as a military leader and how the practices of warfare developed and deployed during this period was to influence modes of combat throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, establishing trends discernable in the First and Second World Wars.
Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, examines the causes of the Wars of the Revolution and Napoleon and examines key questions including what was the impact of the population explosion of the eighteenth century on armies and war.

List of mapsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Eighteenth century: the French military and its enemies - the Revolution beginsp. 8
The Revolution and war: First campaigns, 1789-93p. 18
The Terror: politics and army reform, 1793-94p. 40
The Terror and war, July 1793-July 1794p. 45
The government of Thermidor and establishment of the Directory, July 1794-October 1795p. 68
War in Italy and Germany, 1796-97p. 77
Egypt and the coup d'etat de Brumaire, 1798-99p. 97
Marengo and the Grande Armee, 1800-05p. 107
Subduing the European powers: Austerlitz-Jena-Auerstadt-Friedland, 1805-07p. 118
"That miserable Spanish affair": the Peninsular War, 1808-13p. 142
The Wagram campaign, 1809/The Empire reaches its height, 1810p. 155
The Russian campaign, 1812p. 169
Campaigns of Germany and France, 1813-14p. 186
The Hundred Days and Waterloo, 1815p. 200
Conclusionsp. 217
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780415239837
ISBN-10: 0415239834
Series: Warfare and History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 24th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.26  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1