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This illustrated A–Z encyclopedia provides easy access to information about the emperor Napoleon. Over 300 entries cover significant events, people, and other topics such as the principal Napoleonic campaigns, all the major battles including Waterloo and Austerlitz, Napoleon's most important generals and marshals, Josephine de Beauharnais, and the Napoleonic Code. Napoleon also includes primary source documents, a handy chronology of key events, a bibliography, and an index.

Describes the life, achievements, rise to power, and influences of the military leader who crowned himself Emperor of the French and established dominance over Europe.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Complemented nicely by Napoleonic documents, a chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, this polished and well-constructed effort will serve as an easy to use reference for students. Recommended for all public and academic libraries."


Library Journal

"Napoleon and Stalin

'Both books are factual and well written … Fascinating lives make a fascinating reading and both these volumes are not only useful as references, but they offer interesting insights … Both will be of use in libraries where there is demand, and, as with the other books in this series, larger academic and public libraries may want these books in circulation."


Against the Grain

"…this volume should be a welcome addition to high school, public, and undergraduate libraries."



"…an extremely useful tool to understanding the man, his rise to power, and his eventual downfall … extremely valuable to anyone interested in knowing more about the man who not only greatly influenced his time but also continues to be a source of controversy. Highly Recommended."


The Book Report

"This is a useful work that ably serves its purpose."


Diplomacy & Statecraft

Library Journal
Some 200 years ago, when Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed of himself, "I am not a man, I am a historical figure," he probably suspected the profound influence his life and deeds would have on Europe's society, culture, government, and military history. Now, in one massive volume, Nicholls--a scholar, university lecturer, and historian of the Napoleonic era--addresses all aspects of Napoleon as a soldier, politician, administrator, emperor, and revolutionary, including the people, places, and events he affected directly or indirectly. The 343 A-to-Z entries cover everything from well-known biographical data, battles, and personalities to more obscure entries covering Napoleon's scandalous sister Pauline, the Opera Plot assassination attempt, and the wacky Malet Conspiracy. The entries are short and concise, but each also identifies related entries and offers scholarly suggestions for further reading. Complemented nicely by Napoleonic documents, a chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, this polished and well-constructed effort will serve as an easy-to-use reference for students. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.--William D. Bushnell, USMC (ret.), Brunswick, ME Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-An alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of people, places, and events related to the French emperor. The entries range in length from one paragraph to one page and include references to related topics plus reading suggestions. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout the text, but-surprisingly-there are no maps. While thorough and scholarly, Napoleon will be of little interest to high school students. The writing is stodgy and presupposes familiarity with French history (particularly the 1789 Revolution). There are several internal inconsistencies, and the entries are often repetitious. Cross-references to names of individuals, battles, and treaties are inadequate. An encyclopedia entry or solid biography, such as Bob Carroll's Napoleon Bonaparte (Lucent, 1994) will probably satisfy the information needs of most students.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
An A-to-Z encyclopedia containing over 300 entries covering relevant political movements and governmental terms, significant events including military battles and campaigns, and important people including generals and marshals and relatives and associates. Includes a chronology of key events, bibliography, index, and b&w illustrations. Suitable for high school and college level students and as a general reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874369571
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Series: Biographical Companions Series
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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