Napoleon, France and Europe

Napoleon, France and Europe

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By (author) Dylan Rees, By (author) Andrina Stiles

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 12mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 034098676X
  • ISBN 13: 9780340986769
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black and white photos and diagrams
  • Sales rank: 238,784

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) Napoleon, France and Europe This title traces the changes that took place in France between 1795 and 1815. It begins with Napoleon's rise to power, his consolidation and maintenance of power, and the creation of the Napoleonic Empire. Napoleon's downfall is analysed in detail and historiographical interpretations of key Napoleonic policies are explained and assessed.

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Dylan Rees is an experienced author. Andrina Stiles is a best-selling author.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Napoleon: Background and rise to Power Synopsis of Napoleon's career 1796-1815 Background and character Napoleon and the early years of the revolution Napoleon and the Directory Chapter 2 The Coup of Brumaire 1799 The political background to the coup of Brumaire and why it occurred The events of the coup of Brumaire Why was the coup of Brumaire successful? Study guide Chapter 3 Establishing Power Constitutional and political changes Economic reforms Legal and judicial reforms Education reforms Relations with the Catholic Church - The Concordat Study guide Chapter 4 Consolidating power Coercion and control Patronage and bribery Censorship and propaganda Study guide Chapter 5 Napoleon and Europe: Conquest and Empire, 1796-1807 Early campaigns in Italy and Egypt, 1796-9 Wars of the Consulate and early Empire, 1799-1807 Military and strategic developments Napoleon's leadership Study guide Chapter 6 The Napoleonic Empire, 1804-10 The composition of the Napoleonic Empire. Napoleon's treatment of conquered territory The creation of the Napoleonic Empire Napoleon and nationalism Napoleon's expectations from the Empire Study guide Chapter 7 Napoleon and Europe: Decline and Fall, c.1810-15 Prelude to defeat 1807-12 The last campaigns 1813-15 Factors explaining Napoleons decline and fall Study guide Chapter 8 Napoleon: Impact and Legacy Napoleon and the Revolution The impact and legacy of Napoleon's rule on France The Napoleonic legend Study guide