The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History, Volumes 1-3

October 30, 2020
The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History, Volumes 1-3

The Napoleonic Era, from the fall of the Bastille to theemperor's exile, was not merely a tumultuous time in Frenchhistory; it was one of Western civilization's most pivotal epochs.The social upheaval and destruction of the times, and theprogressive ideas and political institutions that originated inthis era, reshaped Europe forever, with repercussions felt in theAmericas and around the world.In three extraordinarily rich volumes, The Encyclopedia ofthe French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars captures the fullsweep and legacy of the transformation of Europe from 1792 to 1815.Its nearly 900 alphabetically organized, fully cross-referencedentries provide students and general readers with vivid biographiesof politicians, sovereigns, and commanders; accounts of battles,weaponry, and diplomatic affairs; insights into the art, music, andculture of the times; and much more.Unlike other works on the subject, this encyclopedia combinescoverage of Napoleon's rule with that of the crucial Revolutionaryyears in France that set the stage for his rise to power. Itincludes contributions from the most wide-ranging group ofinternational experts ever assembled for a work on this era.Students will see the full continent-wide impact of France'sevolution from aristocracy to democracy to military autocracy andexplore the effects of nationalism, empire-building,industrialization, and international conflict, which resonate withmore relevance today than ever.https://products.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A1538C