The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

The Napoleonic Wars have an all important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways In many European countries, they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy and are frequently viewed in these places as the starting point of their modern historiesThe Napoleonic Wars have an all important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways In many European countries, they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy and are frequently viewed in these places as the starting point of their modern histories In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Rapport provides a compact overview of these pivotal wars He begins with the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary wars of 1792 1803, which set the stage for the rise of Napoleon, and then examines the Napoleonic Wars in two acts the years in which the French dominated the European landscape and the years when an allied Europe fought back, leading to Napoleon s final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo Rapport sheds light on the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, and he provides a fascinating discussion of the ways and means with which these wars were fought, looking at the tactics, strategies, and weaponry of the time Finally, he illuminates the significance of the wars, and their legacy, in both specific national contexts and from a wider global perspective.About the Series Oxford s Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative yet always balanced and complete discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
The Napoleonic Wars A Very Short Introduction The Napoleonic Wars have an all important place in the history of Europe leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways In many European countries they provided the stimulus

  • Title: The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Mike Rapport
  • ISBN: 9780199590964
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I approached this book with cautious optimism, as I've found this series very hit or miss in terms of quality. This volume did not disappoint! The author, while adopting a mildly British bias (being from the UK and all), manages to include multiple disparate viewpoints as to the origins, nature and impact of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars in a tight little volume. Seemingly all of the important bases are covered: the wars are analysed from the perspectives of all major participatin [...]

    2. After Napoleon Bonaparte, a general of the French revolutionary army, seized power in a coup and became the ruler of France, he continued the French Revolution's wars of conquest, so eventually almost all of Europe (Great Britain, Russia and the Ottoman Balkans were the only significant exceptions) was either annexed to France, made into France's satellite states, or forced to ally with France. This was due both to Napoleon's military genius, and to more prosaic factors such as Old Regime milita [...]

    3. I know a lot about the British side of the wars in the Peninsula, but I don't know much at all about the Eastern Front, so I thought this would be a reasonable introduction. Unfortunately, while it's quite interesting, there's less detail in it than I expected, even knowing it was a Very Short Introduction. It also focuses more on the social situations, rather than the actual course of the war. There were also a couple of factual errors which bugged me.

    4. The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (2013) by Mike Rapport is another excellent very short introduction. The book describes the wars between 1792 and 1815. The author, Mike Rapport, a senior lecturer of history at The University of Stirling in Scotland. He’s written numerous other longer history books.The Very Short Introduction books are a bit hit and miss, some of the books that describe vague concepts are not that great, but the ones that have a constrained subject they can descr [...]

    5. This is the 2nd book from the 'A Very Short Introduction' series. As with my previous read, I did already know about the Napoleonic Wars which meant this was an easy read. However I do have a concern that the level of basic knowledge assumed in these books is too high. For example there is no map of 1800s Europe in this book which would be useful especially due to the requirement to mention Prussia quite so often.This had a good overview of the era including a chapter on the impact of the wars a [...]

    6. A useful synopsis of the Napoleonic wars and how they were pursued by and affected the countries involved (as well as those who weren't involved).

    7. This book provides exactly what it claims to do: a very short introduction to the Napoleonic Wars. Therein, it describes the origins of the Napoleonic Wars (France's concern for security and power, the emergence of Russia, Prusso-Austrian rivalry, and frictions between France and Britain as Europe's major maritime empires), and the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802), the Napoleonic Wars proper (1803-1815). However, the introduction moves beyond a simple listing and amalgamation of historical [...]

    8. It rushed through the wars too much. About half of the book covers the wars from beginning to finish and the rest covers the ramifications. For a book called, "The Napoleonic Wars", you'd think they'd spend more like 3/4 on the former and the rest on the legacy, as the latter would represent a different book. I'd say the author gets too bogged down on little details and so leaves less time for giving a representation of the wider picture - which is what AVSI is designed for. Would I recommend it [...]

    9. Took me tries to get through it but was very happy with this little book.Gives a lot of background on causes and effects of the french revolution and napoleon. I found some of the statistics on conscription and death during war absolutely shocking. I wish they had gone into a bit more detail about Napoleon as a personality. I'd also have liked to have a few more maps but I suppose that is what is for.Overall was a good read. Was a good way to kick start getting back to reading in 2017.

    10. Really concise, survey-course view of the big topics. I didn't know much about this, so I wanted the Cliff's Notes version and that's what I got. Great use of 100 pages worth of my time.

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