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Overview

This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the nature and mechanics of Napoleon's power, and how he used it. It explores Napoleon's rise to fame as a soldier of the French Revolution and his aims and achievements as first consul and emperor during the years 1799-1815.

A biography of the military genius, who in 1804 crowned himself Emperor of the French and established a vast European empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582437524
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/26/2000
  • Series: Profiles In Power Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.05 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Prelude to Power: The Formative Years, 1769-99.

3. The Elaboration of Power: Napoleonic Government.

4. The Territorial and Dynastic Extensions of Power: From Empire to 'Grand Empire'.

5. The Social Accretions of Power: The Imperial Notables, Nobility, and 'Spoils System'.

6. Representations of Power, For and Against: Public Opinion, Education, and the Arts.

7. The Historiographical Images of Power.

8. Conclusion: The Real Legacy.

Bibliographical Essay.

Chronology.

Maps.

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