Napoleonic Source Book

Napoleonic Source Book

by Philip J. Haythornthwaite
     
 

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With a brief chronological account of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to act as a quick reference, the remaining volume provides in sharp detail a survey of the basic capabilities and use of the weaponry of the era, a review of each state's participation in those ongoing conflicts, brief biographical notices of some of the leading military leaders, an…  See more details below

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With a brief chronological account of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to act as a quick reference, the remaining volume provides in sharp detail a survey of the basic capabilities and use of the weaponry of the era, a review of each state's participation in those ongoing conflicts, brief biographical notices of some of the leading military leaders, an update on the development of Napoleonic literature, a glossary of military terms, and a section devoted to miscellaneous facts and figures. "...an excellent resource..."—Napoleon. 416 pages, 254 b/w illus., 7 1/2 X 9 1/2.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- An excellent vehicle for a study of the Napoleonic Wars--the participants, weapons, and uniforms. Haythornthwaite gives a short history of all of the nations involved and includes biographical information on the major military figures. Weapons and military organizations are also dealt with in some detail. Maps and campaign diagrams, plus plates and paintings, give an accurate picture of the rigors of war in the 19th century. A well-organized resource for academic study, as well as enjoyable reading for general knowledge.
Booknews
An impressive collation (heavily illustrated in b&w) for general reference/reading of information based on original documents and contemporaneous sources, emphasizing military aspects of the Napoleonic period. Covers the campaigns, weapons and the practice of war, the nations involved in the Napoleonic Wars, biographies of leading military and naval figures, and sources. Includes a substantial glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854092878
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.06(d)

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