The French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802

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This important new study offers an in-depth analysis of the military and political progress of the Revolutionary armies, paying special attention to the legacy of the old regime, the remarkable resilience displayed by the old regime powers, the reasons for the revolutionaries' success on land--and the reasons for their failure at sea.
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Overview


This important new study offers an in-depth analysis of the military and political progress of the Revolutionary armies, paying special attention to the legacy of the old regime, the remarkable resilience displayed by the old regime powers, the reasons for the revolutionaries' success on land--and the reasons for their failure at sea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340569115
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Modern Wars Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
General Editor's Preface
Preface
1 From Old Regime to Revolution 1
Rossbach 1
The Prussian Way 5
The End of the Old Regime 12
The Origins of Revolutionary Warfare 17
War and Revolution 20
2 The Coming of War 37
Belgrade 37
The European Powers and the French Revolution 41
A New Political Culture 43
A New Foreign Policy 47
The Emigres and the Church 51
The Rise of Republicanism 54
The Eastern Powers turn West 56
The Legislative Assembly Decides for War 59
Prelude to Terror 63
3 The Salvation of the Revolution 71
Valmy 71
The Creation of the Revolutionary Army 82
Advance and Retreat: Autumn 1792-Spring 1793 88
4 The Conquest of the West 107
Fleurus 107
Why the French Won 116
The War in the East 128
Conclusion: War and Terror 137
5 The Conquest of the South 145
The Bridge of Lodi 145
The Conquest of Italy 147
The Campaign of 1796 in Germany 153
The Pillaging of Europe 158
The Revolt of Europe 164
The Satellite States 169
The Peace of Campo Formio 174
War and Militarism 180
6 The War at Sea and Overseas 189
Aboukir Bay 189
The Navy and the Revolution 196
The War in the Atlantic 200
The War Overseas 207
Why the British Won 210
Beyond Aboukir 210
7 The War of the Second Coalition 221
Marengo 221
The Return of the East 226
The Campaign of 1799 230
The Revolt of Europe (contd.) 238
The Collapse of the Coalition 248
The Return of Bonaparte and the End of the Revolutionary Wars 256
8 Conclusion 267
Further Reading 275
Index 281
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