The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Rapport, M. (2013)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Subject: D204

Part of Oxford University Press' 'Very Short Introduction' series, this book aims to unpack the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars for readers. It discusses the causes of the conflict in the first chapter, provides an outline of the course of the war in chapters two and three, while the remaining four chapters discuss the ways in which the wars were fought on both land and sea; the experience 'at the sharp end' as lived by soldiers, sailors and civilians; and the ways in which societies were mobilized in the prosecution of the war. The book concludes with some thoughts on the legacy of the conflict. There is an annotated reading list at the end.
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