The Age of Napoleon

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THE AGE OF NAPOLEON is the biography of an enigmatic and legendary personality as well as the portrait of an entire age. J. Christopher Herold tells the fascinating story of the Napoleonic world in all its aspects—political, cultural, military, commercial, and social. Napoleon’s rise from common origins to enormous political and military power, as well as his ultimate defeat, influenced our modern age in thousands of ways, from the map of Europe to the metric system, from styles of dress and dictators to new ...

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Overview

THE AGE OF NAPOLEON is the biography of an enigmatic and legendary personality as well as the portrait of an entire age. J. Christopher Herold tells the fascinating story of the Napoleonic world in all its aspects—political, cultural, military, commercial, and social. Napoleon’s rise from common origins to enormous political and military power, as well as his ultimate defeat, influenced our modern age in thousands of ways, from the map of Europe to the metric system, from styles of dress and dictators to new conventions of personal behavior.

Tells the fascinating story of the Napoleonic world that shaped our modern age in thousands of ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618154616
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: American Heritage Library Series
  • Edition description: 1ST MARINE
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 672,656
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Christopher Herold (1919-1964) was an editor at Columbia University Press and Stanford University Press as well as the author of numerous books, including Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Stael, which won the National Book Award.

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Table of Contents

I Hero for an Age 6
II The Rise to Power 42
III Ideas in Conflict 84
IV From Consul to Caesar 120
V The Conquest of Europe 164
VI The Spanish Ordeal 200
VII Resolute Britain 234
VIII The Road to Tyranny 268
IX The Colonial World 300
X The Russian Nemesis 340
XI The Last Gamble 380
XII Legacy and Legend 420
Picture Credits 460
Index 461
Map of the Military Campaigns of Napoleon: 1796-1812 4
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2003

    Very comprehensive overview of the Napoleonic Period

    Herrold's book is quite comprehensive in its analysis of the Napoleonic era discussing not just the man but also all the events around the world during Napoleon's reign. The book goes into detail into other areas such as Napoleon's interactions with the American colonies and the effect of Napoleon's policies on the various governments and cultures affected by his reign such as the British in Australia and India and Napoleon's designs on India as well. The book has far reaching insight and provides great information on various aspects of the period. The book includes a good number of different pictures pertaining to certain events as well. In analysis, Herrold is quite even handed and does challenge the common assumptions of Napoleon and some of the views of his contemporaries. A highly recommended work for those interested in Napoleon and the era.

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