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Popular Resistance in Napoleonic Europe: Patriots, Partisans and Land Pirates
     

Popular Resistance in Napoleonic Europe: Patriots, Partisans and Land Pirates

by Charles Esdaile
 
In the Napoleonic period warfare ceased to be a matter for armies alone, but also became an affair of the people. So, at least, runs the usual claim. In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against the French armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word 'guerrilla', but did armed

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In the Napoleonic period warfare ceased to be a matter for armies alone, but also became an affair of the people. So, at least, runs the usual claim. In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against the French armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word 'guerrilla', but did armed civilians really play an important a role in the struggle? In this collection of essays a group of specialists on the Napoleonic epoch tease out the question, and arrive at some startling conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230561007
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/10/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
584 KB

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