Napoleon And His Empire

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Napoleon and His Empire brings together some of the world's leading Napoleonic historians, and is born out of a reflection on the Empire two hundred years after its foundation in May 1804. It provides a timely overview of current trends in research and historiography. It not only revisits traditional themes like Napoleon's revolutionary credentials, the plebiscite for the Empire and the Continental System, but also looks at new research on questions of citizenship, gender, ...

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Overview

Napoleon and His Empire brings together some of the world's leading Napoleonic historians, and is born out of a reflection on the Empire two hundred years after its foundation in May 1804. It provides a timely overview of current trends in research and historiography. It not only revisits traditional themes like Napoleon's revolutionary credentials, the plebiscite for the Empire and the Continental System, but also looks at new research on questions of citizenship, gender, education and local government.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230008069
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 793,356
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP G. DWYER is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has published a number of articles on the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, is the editor of Napoleon and Europe (London, 2001), and has co-edited with Peter McPhee, The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook (London, 2002). He is the author of Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799 (London, 2006) and is currently working on the sequel, Napoleon: The Universal Monarchy, 1800-1821.

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).

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Table of Contents

Napoleon and His Empire: Some Issues and Perspectives—P.G.Dwyer & A.Forrest
• The Plebiscite on the Empire—M.Crook
• Napoleon as Revolutionary—D.P.Jordan
• 'Little Emperors?' Investigating Prefectoral Rule in the Departments—G.Daly
• Power on the Periphery: Elite-State Relations in the Napoleonic Empire—J.Dunne
• Special Tribunals and the Napoleonic Security State—H.G.Brown
• Political Prisoners and State Prisons in Napoleonic France—M.Sibalis
• Revisiting the Continental System: Exploitation to Self-Destruction in the Napoleonic Empire—K.Aaslestad
• Conscription, Economic Exploitation, and Religion in Napoleonic Germany—U.Planert
• Education in Napoleonic Italy—A.Grab
• Divided Destinies: Napoleonic Rule in Northern and Southern Italy—J.A.Davis
• Defining the Citizen—A.Fahrmeir
• Napoleon and the 'Modernization' of Germany—M.Rowe

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