France and the Age of Revolution: Regimes Old and New from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte
From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to therise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, thehistory of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the mostenduringly fascinating – and widely-studied – periods of history.In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a newperspective on several key themes within the history of this period- from the world of the Ancien Régime to the Battle of Waterloo. Hesheds new light on the causes of the French Revolution and theimpact of the revolution outside France. In taking a fresh look atthe Napoleonic Empire, he considers the influences on Napoleon'sleadership decisions and the machinations of his court. Written byone of the leading historians of Revolutionary France, this bookwill be essential reading for anyone interested in the FrenchRevolution and Napoleonic Europe.