Access to History: Napoleon, France and Europe Third Edition

Access to History: Napoleon, France and Europe Third Edition

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 173 x 244 x 8mm | 384g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • black and white photos and diagrams
  • 034098676X
  • 9780340986769
  • 59,258

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
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About Andrina Stiles

Dylan Rees is an experienced author.

Andrina Stiles is a best-selling author.
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