The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars: Volume 1, Politics and Diplomacy (Hardback)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 28/02/2022
Hardcover: 625 p. 25 Maps; 30 Halftones, black and white
Volume I of The Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars covers the international foreign political dimensions of the wars and the social, legal, political and economic structures of the Empire. Leading historians from around the world come together to discuss the different aspects of the origins of the Napoleonic Wars, their international political implications and the concrete ways the Empire was governed. This volume begins by looking at the political context that produced the Napoleonic Wars and setting it within the broader context of eighteenth century great power politics in the Age of Revolution. It considers the administration and governance of the Empire, including with France's client states and the role of the Bonaparte family in the Empire. Further chapters in the volume examine the war aims of the various protagonists and offer an overall assessment of the nature of war in this period.
Table of Contents:
List of Figures; List of Maps; List of Contributors to Volume I; Acknowledgements; General Introduction Alan Forrest; Introduction to Volume I Michael Broers and Philip Dwyer; Part I. The Origins of the Napoleonic Wars: 1. Great Power Politics in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century Horst Carl; 2. British Colonial Politics in an Age of European War and Creole Rebellion Bruce Lenman; 3. War in the Eighteenth Century Jeremy Black; 4. The Age of Revolutions: Napoleon Bonaparte Annie Jourdan; 5. From Cosmopolitanism to la Grande Nation: French Revolutionary Diplomacy, 1789-1802 Peter McPhee; 6. The French Revolutionary Wars Lynn Hunt; Part II. Napoleon and His Empire: 7. The Bonapartes Michael Broers; 8. The Napoleonic Elites Isser Woloch; 9. Administration, Police and Governance Michael Rowe; 10. Law, Justice, Policing and Punishment Xavier Rousseaux and Antoine Renglet; 11. Napoleonic Wars and Economic Imperialism Silvia Marzagalli; 12. Napoleon and The Church Ambrogio Caiani; 13. Napoleon's Client States Nicola Todorov; Part III. War Aims: 14. French Preponderance and the European System Thierry Lentz; 15. Habsburg Grand Strategy in the Napoleonic Wars Charles Ingrao and John Fahey; 16. Prussian Foreign Policy and War Aims, 1790-1815 Sam Mustafa and Samantha Sproviero; 17. British War Aims, 1793-815 John Bew and Jacqueline Reiter; 18. Alexander I's Objectives in the Franco-Russian Wars, 1801-1815 Marie-Pierre Rey; 19. Ottoman War Aims Virginia Aksan; 20. Spain and Portugal Emilio La Parra; 21. War Aims: Scandinavia Rasmus Glenthøj; Bibliographical Essays; Index.