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The Book Napoleon
The Author P. Geyl
The Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date2011-09-11
Genre History
Pages 534
ISBN 9789048520237
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Wie was Napoleon? Over die vraag werd door Franse historici al tijdens zijn leven (1769-1821) gediscussieerd. Na zijn dood nam de discussie alleen maar toe. Was Napoleon een machtswellusteling en een tiran? Of bezorgde Napoleon Europa de beginselen van de Franse Revolutie (vrijheid, gelijkheid en broederschap) en legde hij zo de basis voor de huidige Europese Gemeenschap? De historicus Pieter Geyl, tussen 1936 en 1958 hoogleraar Algemene en Vaderlandse geschiedenis na de Middeleeuwen aan de Universiteit Utrecht, beschreef zestig jaar geleden de Franse discussie over Napoleon in een briljant boek, dat door zijn compositie, eruditie en scherpzinnigheid veel invloed heeft uitgeoefend op de internationale geschiedschrijving in de tweede helft van de 20e eeuw. Hermann von der Dunk, emeritushoogleraar contemporaine cultuurgeschiedenis aan de Universiteit Utrecht, in De Academische Boekengids: `Een prachtig beeld van de intellectuele ontwikkeling van de geschiedschrijving en tegelijkertijd van het probleem van de objectiviteit. Het Amsterdam Academic Archive is een initiatief van Amsterdam University Press. In de serie verschijnen (populair-)wetenschappelijke publicaties die niet meer leverbaar zijn, maar waarnaar nog wel vraag is in binnen- en buitenland.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Steven Englund
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2010-05-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 592
ISBN 1439131074
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This sophisticated and masterful biography, written by a respected French history scholar who has taught courses on Napoleon at the University of Paris, brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern history's most famous general and statesman. Since boyhood, Steven Englund has been fascinated by the unique force, personality, and political significance of Napoleon Bonaparte, who, in only a decade and a half, changed the face of Europe forever. In Napoleon: A Political Life, Englund harnesses his early passion and intellectual expertise to create a rich and full interpretation of a brilliant but flawed leader. Napoleon believed that war was a means to an end, not the end itself. With this in mind, Steven Englund focuses on the political, rather than the military or personal, aspects of Napoleon's notorious and celebrated life. Doing so permits him to arrive at some original conclusions. For example, where most biographers see this subject as a Corsican patriot who at first detested France, Englund sees a young officer deeply committed to a political event, idea, and opportunity (the French Revolution) -- not to any specific nationality. Indeed, Englund dissects carefully the political use Napoleon made, both as First Consul and as Emperor of the French, of patriotism, or "nation-talk." As Englund charts Napoleon's dramatic rise and fall -- from his Corsican boyhood, his French education, his astonishing military victories and no less astonishing acts of reform as First Consul (1799-1804) to his controversial record as Emperor and, finally, to his exile and death -- he is at particular pains to explore the unprecedented power Napoleon maintained over the popular imagination. Alone among recent biographers, Englund includes a chapter that analyzes the Napoleonic legend over the course of the past two centuries, down to the present-day French Republic, which has its own profound ambivalences toward this man whom it is afraid to recognize yet cannot avoid. Napoleon: A Political Life presents new consideration of Napoleon's adolescent and adult writings, as well as a convincing argument against the recent theory that the Emperor was poisoned at St. Helena. The book also offers an explanation of Napoleon's role as father of the "modern" in politics. What finally emerges from these pages is a vivid and sympathetic portrait that combines youthful enthusiasm and mature scholarly reflection. The result is already regarded by experts as the Napoleonic bicentennial's first major interpretation of this perennial subject.


The Book Napoleon Bonaparte
The Author John Stevens Cabot Abbott
The Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9781442935020
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This work analyzes the life and achievements of Napoleon in the most exhilarating manner. He is not seen through the eyes of a scholar or historian but a common man who is highly amazed and flabbergasted at his achievements and conquests. The work portrays Napoleon as a hero highlighting his personal and political triumphs.


The Book Napoleon in Exile
The Author Barry Edward O'Meara
The Publisher
Release Date1822
Genre France
Pages 542
ISBN HARVARD:HWNNNU
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon
The Author Georges Lefebvre
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date2011-04-01
Genre History
Pages 616
ISBN 9781136807398
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With a new introduction by Andrew Roberts. 'A penetrating interpretation...No one with a serious interest in the Napoleonic period can afford to ignore it. ' - Times Literary Supplement Whether viewed as an inspired leader or obsessed tyrant, Napoleon has divided opinion for over 200 years. Few individuals have left such a mark on history. Georges Lefebvre's classic work, published in Routledge Classics in one paperback volume in English for the first time, is a definitive portrait of the Napoleonic era. Lefebvre’s history sweeps us from the lightning coup d’état of 18 Brumaire in 1799 to his final downfall amidst the wheatfields of Waterloo. More than a biography, it is a brilliant survey of the turbulent age Napoleon inaugurated in his attempt to redraw the map of Europe, from the Peninsular War to the invasion of Russia. The cast includes his antagonists – Pitt the Younger, Wellington, Metternich and Tsar Alexander – and his allies – the wily Minister of Police Fouché and Talleyrand, the ‘Prince of Diplomats’. Lefebvre’s account is equally clear-eyed about Napoleon’s genius and his flaws. Napoleon’s determination to emulate Caesar and Augustus condemned Europe to more than a decade of war and economic crisis, but he also built an empire, introducing educational, administrative and financial initiatives that are still in place today. Georges Lefebvre (1877-1959) One of the foremost historians of the Twentieth Century and known as the ‘historian’s historian’, he held the chair of the French Revolution at the Sorbonne . His The French Revolution is also available in Routledge Classics.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Herbert Butterfield
The Publisher London : Duckworth
Release Date1939
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 143
ISBN WISC:89000732842
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon
The Author David Nicholls
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date1999
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 318
ISBN 9780874369571
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Describes the life, achievements, rise to power, and influences of the military leader who crowned himself Emperor of the French and established dominance over Europe.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Munro Price
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2014
Genre Electronic books
Pages 324
ISBN 9780199660803
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The dramatic story of Napoleon's overthrow - focusing not on the battle of Waterloo, whose importance has been overestimated, but on the two years before, from the retreat from Moscow to his first abdication in 1814. This period has been much less studied, but saw Napoleon lose both his European empire and the throne of France. Compared to this, his brief return to France in 1815, ending at Waterloo, was merely an epilogue. The mostremarkable aspect of this story is that at several key moments Napoleon's enemies offered him compromise peace terms which would have maintained him on the French throne. The book uses important new material to explore these and the reasons for their failure, shedding fascinating new light on a crucialperiod in modern history.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Paul Johnson
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2006-05-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 208
ISBN 1440684480
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From New York Times bestselling author Paul Johnson, “a very readable and entertaining biography” (The Washington Post) about one of the most important figures in modern European history: Napoleon Bonaparte In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition. In Napoleon's quest for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology. And he recognizes Bonaparte’s violent legacy in the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Napoleon is a magnificent work that bears witness to one individual's ability to work his will on history.


The Book 1812 druk 13
The Author Adam Zamoyski
The Publisher
Release Date2015-01-30
Genre
Pages 568
ISBN 9460039367
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book 1812
The Author Adam Zamoyski
The Publisher
Release Date2005
Genre
Pages 561
ISBN 905018653X
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon
The Author Andrew Roberts
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2014-11-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 976
ISBN 9780698176287
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book Napoleon
The Author David G. Chandler
The Publisher Pen and Sword
Release Date2000-09-12
Genre History
Pages 208
ISBN 9781473816565
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Reprinted due to popular demand, this classic biography traces Napoleon's career from his youthful days of Corsican nationalism; to the introduction to French warfare at Toulon, and his phenomenal rise to power through the military machine, when, at the age of thirty, he became the de facto ruler of France. Dr David Chandler retells in a lively narrative, the soldier-genius's hard-fought battles at Marengo, Austerlitz, Jeana-Auerstadt and Friedland, the Spanish encounters, the Russian campaign and Waterloo.


The Book Bijdragen tot de krijgsgeschiedenis van Napoleon Bonaparte
The Author Ernst van Löben Sels
The Publisher
Release Date1840
Genre
Pages 650
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000089817
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon and English Romanticism
The Author Simon Bainbridge
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1995-11-24
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 259
ISBN 0521473365
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Napoleon Bonaparte occupied a central place in the consciousness of many British writers of the Romantic period. He was a profound shaping influence on their thinking and writing, and a powerful symbolic and mythic figure whom they used to legitimize and discredit a wide range of political and aesthetic positions. In this first ever full-length study of Romantic writers' obsession with Napoleon, Simon Bainbridge focuses on the writings of the Lake poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, and of Byron and Hazlitt. Combining detailed analyses of specific texts with broader historical and theoretical approaches, and illustrating his argument with the visual evidence of contemporary cartoons, Bainbridge shows how Romantic writers constructed, appropriated, and contested different Napoleons as a crucial part of their sustained and partisan engagement in the political and cultural debates of the day.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Willem Bilderdijk
The Publisher
Release Date1823
Genre
Pages 15
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000356377
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon ode
The Author Willem Bilderdijk
The Publisher
Release Date1823
Genre
Pages 15
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000092452
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Napoleon
The Author Hermanus Johannes Aloysius Maria Schaepman
The Publisher
Release Date1873
Genre
Pages 34
ISBN KBNL:KBNL03000317090
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Campaigns of Napoleon
The Author David G. Chandler
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2009-12-01
Genre History
Pages 1216
ISBN 1439131031
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Napoleonic war was nothing if not complex—an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of moves and intentions, which by themselves went a long way towards baffling and dazing his conventionally-minded opponents into that state of disconcerting moral disequilibrium which so often resulted in their catastrophic defeat. The Campaigns of Napoleon is an exhaustive analysis and critique of Napoleon's art of war as he himself developed and perfected it in the major military campaigns of his career. Napoleon disavowed any suggestion that he worked from formula, but military historian David Chandler demonstrates this was at best only a half-truth. To be sure, every operation Napoleon conducted contained unique improvisatory features. But there were from the first to the last certain basic principles of strategic maneuver and battlefield planning that he almost invariably put into practice. To clarify these underlying methods, as well as the style of Napoleon's fabulous intellect, Mr. Chandler examines in detail each campaign mounted and personally conducted by Napoleon, analyzing the strategies employed, revealing wherever possible the probable sources of his subject's military ideas.


The Book Napoleon
The Author Ben Weider
The Publisher Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Release Date2000
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 200
ISBN UCSC:32106019132007
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this text Weider gives the reader a complete synopsis of the life, times and works of Napolean. Topics covered include Napolean's civic and military achievements, and his philosophy and character.