The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture

The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture

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The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture by M. Broers

Napoleon's conquests were spectacular, but behind his wars, is an enduring legacy. A new generation of historians have re-evaluated the Napoleonic era and found that his real achievement was the creation of modern Europe as we know it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349317035
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

KATHARINE AASLESTAD Professor at the University of West Virginia, USA
JOSÉ ÁLVAREZ JUNCO Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
JEAN-RENE AYMES Professor at the Université Paris III, France
MARTIJN VAN DER BERG Lecturer at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
HOWARD BROWN Professor at Binghamton University, USA
GABRIELE CLEMENS Professor at the Universität des Sarrelandes, Germany
FERNANDO DORES COSTA Professor at the Instituto superior de Ciencias del Trabajo y Empresa, Lisbon, Portugal
ALAN FORREST Professor at the University of York, UK
ALEX GRAB Professor at the University of Maine, USA
KAREN HAGEMANN James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
JOHAN JOOR Historian and Honorary research fellow at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam
ANNIE JOURDAN Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
EMILIO LA PARRA LOPEZ Professor at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain
THIERRY LENTZ Director of the Fondation Napoléon, France
MATTHIJS LOK Assistant Professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
MARTA LORENTE Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
UTE PLANERT Professor at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany
JOSÉ MARÍA PORTILLO Professor at the Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
ANNA-MARIA RAO Professor at the Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II, Italy
MICHAEL RAPPORT Professor at the University of Stirling, UK
MICHAEL ROWE Senior Lecturer at King's College, London, UK
REINHARD A. STAUBER Professor at the Universität von Klagenfurt, Austria
MARIE-CÉCILE THORAL Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK
NICOLA TODOROV Teacher at the Lycée Gustave Flaubert and Lecturer at the University of Rouen, France

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Notes on Contributors x

Map xvi

Introduction: Napoleon, His Empire, Our Europe and the 'New Napoleonic History' Michael Broers 1

Part I France, 1799-1814

Introduction Michael Broers 21

1 Imperial France in 1808 and beyond Thierry Lentz 24

2 The Origins of the Napoleonic System of Repression Howard G. Brown 38

3 Policing, Rural Revolt and Conscription in Napoleonic France Alan Forrest 49

4 Small State, Big Society: The Involvement of Citizens in Local Government in Nineteenth-Century France Marie-Cécile Thoral 59

5 Napoleon as a Politician Peter Hicks 70

Part II The Low Countries, the Rhineland and Switzerland, 1792-1814

Introduction Michael Broers 85

6 The Napoleonic Civil Code: The Belgian Case Michael Rapport 88

7 The Dutch Case: The Kingdom of Holland and the Imperial Departments Matthijs Lok Martijn van der Burg 100

8 Resistance against Napoleon in the Kingdom of Holland Johan Joor 112

9 A Tale of Two Cities: Aachen and Cologne in Napoleonic Europe Michael Rowe 123

10 The Swiss Case in the Napoleonic Empire Gabriele B. Clemens 132

Part III Central and Eastern Europe: The Confederation of the Rhine, Westphalia and the Hanseatic Departments, Prussia

Introduction Michael Broers 145

11 Resistance to Napoleonic Reform in the Grand Duchy of Berg, the Kingdom of Westphalia and the South German States Ute Planert 148

12 Napoleonic Rule in German Central Europe: Compliance and Resistance Katherine Aaslestad 160

13 The Napoleonic Administrative System in the Kingdom of Westphalia Nicola P. Todorov 173

14 A Valorous Nation in a Holy War: War Mobilization, Religion and Political Culture in Prussia, 1807 to 1815 Karen Hagemann 186

Part IV The Italian Peninsula and the Illyrian Provinces

Introduction Michael Broers 201

15 The Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy: State Administration Alexander Grab 204

16 The Imperial Departments of Napoleonic Italy: Resistance and Collaboration Michael Broers 216

17 The Feudal Question in the Kingdom of Naples Anna Maria Rao 227

18 The Illyrian Provinces Reinhard A. Stauber 241

Part V Spain and Portugal, 1800-14

Introduction Michael Broers 257

19 The Monarchy at Bayonne and the Constitution of Cadiz Emilio La Parra López 260

20 Popular Resistance in Spain Jean-René Aymes 270

21 Imperial Spain José M. Portillo Valdés 282

22 The New Spanish Councils Marta Lorente 293

23 Political Paradoxes in Napoleonic Europe: The Portuguese Case Fernando Dores Costa 304

24 Conclusion: The Napoleonic Empire in the Age of Revolutions: The Contrast of Two National Representations Annie Jourdan 313

Index 327

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