Bee and the Eagle: Napoleonic France and the End of the Holy Roman Empire

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The Bee and the Eagle brings together a team of international specialists to present original findings on six key themes of Empire: political cultures, war and military institutions, monarchy, nationalism and identity, and everyday experience. With a comparative approach, it begins in 1806 at the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, and its replacement by a French-sponsored new political order.

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Overview

The Bee and the Eagle brings together a team of international specialists to present original findings on six key themes of Empire: political cultures, war and military institutions, monarchy, nationalism and identity, and everyday experience. With a comparative approach, it begins in 1806 at the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, and its replacement by a French-sponsored new political order.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230008939
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN FORREST is Professor of Modern History at the University of York, UK. He has published widely on French revolutionary and Napoleonic history, especially on social history and on the military. His most recent publications include Napoleon's Men: The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire (London, 2002), Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution (London, 2004) and (jointly-authored with Jean-Paul Bertaud and Annie Jourdan) Napoléon, le monde et les Anglais. Guerre des mots et des images (Paris, 2004).

PETER H. WILSON is GF Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. He is a specialist in German history and military-civil relations in early modern Europe. His most recent publications include Absolutism in Central Europe, From Reich to Revolution: German History 1558-1806 and War in European History 1815-1914 (ed).

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Table of Contents

PART 1: EMPIRE
• France: The Napoleonic Empire—M. Broers
• Germany: The Holy Roman Imperial Tradition—P. H. Wilson
• PART 2: POLITICAL CULTURE
• France: Napoleonic Imperial Political Culture—W. Doyle
• Germany: Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire on the Eve of its Destruction—M. Rowe
• PART 3: MILITARY INSTITUTIONS
• France: Napoleonic France—R. Blaufarb
• Germany: The Prussian Army in the Jena Campaign—C. Telp
• PART 4: MONARCHY
• France: Napoleon as Monarch—A. Forrest
• Germany: A Matter of Survival—Bavaria Becomes a Kingdom (1806)—M. Kaiser
• PART 5: NATIONALISM AND IDENTITY
• France: "The Germans are Hydrophobes": Germany and the Germans in the Shaping of French Identity in the Age of the French Revolution—M. Rapport
• Germany: The Response to Napoleon and German National Identity—J. Breuilly
• PART 6: EXPERIENCE
• France: French and Germans as Victors and Vanquished: the Comparative Experience of Invasion and Violence—D. Hopkin
• Germany: Between Cooperation and Resistance: Civilian Perceptions of the Napoleonic Army in the Occupied Territories of Northern Germany—K. Hagemann

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