Three Napoleonic Battles / Edition 2

Three Napoleonic Battles / Edition 2

by Harold T. Parker, Steven Ross
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Duke University Press Books
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Three Napoleonic Battles / Edition 2

This narrative account of three Napoleonic battles adheres rather closely to the Aristotelian configuration of evolving tragedy. The historian succeeds in presenting herein events and character not only in historical reality but also in unities employed by the artist or tragedian. For a beginning of this lively, military story, Harold T. Parker chooses a portrayal of Napoleon at the height of his power, the battle of Friedland. The middle episode is concerned with Napoleon in his first serious personal check, the battle of Aspern-Essling. To complete the unity and to conclude the tragic progression, the author resurveys the episode of Napoleon's final defeat at the battle of Waterloo.

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ISBN-13: 9780822305477
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 06/06/1983
Series: Duke Press Paperbacks
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Maps ix

Foreword / Steve Ross xi

Introduction xiii

Friedland (1807) 3

From Friedland to Aspern-Essling 24

Apsern-Essling (1809) 27

From Aspern-Essling to Waterloo 99

Waterloo 102

Afterword on Method 211

Suggestions for Further Reading 215

Index 221

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