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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

Paperback Published: 24th November 2005
ISBN: 9780415239844
Number Of Pages: 270

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Written by an experienced author and expert in the field, Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 provides a thorough re-examination of the crucial period in the history of France for students of history and military studies.

Based on extensive research, and including twenty detailed maps, this study is unique in its focus on the wars of both the French Revolution and Napoleon. Owen Connelly expertly analyzes them both to provide a broader context for warfare.

Examining the causes of the wars, and how the practices of warfare during this period were to influence mode of combat throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Connelly also establishes trends discernable in the First and Second World Wars and examines key issues including:

* the impact of the population explosion on armies and war
* the legacy of the ancient regime impact on revolutionary armies
* the impact of the Revolution on leadership, strategy, organization and weaponry
* Was Napoleon's leadership style unique, or could another have played his role?
* contributions from the governments of the early Revolution, the Terror, the Directory and the Napoleonic regime
* What did twenty-three successive years of war accomplish?
* Was this era a turning point in the history of warfare?

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: 9780415239844
ISBN-10: 0415239842
Series: Warfare and History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 24th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1