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The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction,9780199590964

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/14/2013
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy - and are frequently viewed in these places as the starting point of their modern histories. In thisVery Short Introduction, Mike Rapport provides a brief outline of the wars, introducing the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time. Presented in three parts, he considers the origins and course of the wars, the ways and means in which it was fought, and the social and political legacy it has left to the world today.

Author Biography


Mike Rapport is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Stirling. He is the author of The Shape of the World: Britain, France and the Struggle for Empire and 1848, Year of Revolution.

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