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e-Book Napoleon's Wars: An International History download

e-Book Napoleon's Wars: An International History download

by Charles Esdaile

ISBN: 0143116282
ISBN13: 978-0143116288
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; First Edition edition (October 27, 2009)
Pages: 656
Category: Europe
Subategory: History

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Napoleon: Ascent to Power: A Selection from Napoleon's W. .Charles Esdaile is Professor of History at the University of Liverpool.

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NAPOLEON'S WARS: An International History, 1803-1815. Библиографические данные. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. A measured reassessment of Napoleonic imperialism. Esdaile (History/Univ. of Liverpool; Fighting Napoleon: Guerillas, Bandits and Adventurers in Spain, 1808-1814, 2004, et. notes that Bonaparte's. Napoleon's Wars: An International History.

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by Charles J. Esdaile. This is the best single-volume history of the Napoleonic wars that I have ever read

by Charles J. This is the best single-volume history of the Napoleonic wars that I have ever read. It is full of casually brilliant essays in which Esdaile uses just a few pages to explains complicated phenomena that have detained other authors for multiple volumes (the Peninsular War, the War of 1812).

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Napoleon's Wars is a book which has no doubt about Napoleon's insatiable greed for military glory, but it is interested in far more than that

Napoleon's Wars is a book which has no doubt about Napoleon's insatiable greed for military glory, but it is interested in far more than that. Charles Esdaile is profoundly interested in a pan-European context: what was it that made the countries of Europe fight each other, for so long and with such devastating results. The battles themselves he sees as almost side-effects; the consequence of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon - risks which resulted in the extinction of entire countries.

Napoleon’s Wars looks beyond the insatiable greed for glory to create a new, genuinely international context for Napoleon’s career. The battles themselves Esdaile sees as almost side-effects, the consequences of rulers being willing to take the immense risks of fighting or supporting Napoleon – risks that could result in the extinction of entire countries and regimes.

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Esdaile, Charles (2008), Napoleon's Wars: An International History 1803–1815, New York: Penguin Group. Payne, Stanley . A History of Spain and Portugal, 2. Urlanis, Boris (1971), Wars and Population. White notes: "The era of almost continuous warfare that followed the overthrow of the French monarchy is traditionally split into three parts: The Revolution itself (including all internal conflicts) The Revolutionary Wars during which France fought international wars as a Republic" (White 2014).

A glorious?and conclusive?chronicle of the wars waged by one of the most polarizing figures in military historyAcclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a new standard on the subject, this sweeping, boldly written history of the Napoleonic era reveals its central protagonist as a man driven by an insatiable desire for fame, and determined ?to push matters to extremes.? More than a myth-busting portrait of Napoleon, however, it offers a panoramic view of the armed conflicts that spread so quickly out of revolutionary France to countries as remote as Sweden and Egypt. As it expertly moves through conflicts from Russia to Spain, Napoleon?s Wars proves to be history writing equal to its subject?grand and ambitious?that will reframe the way this tumultuous era is understood.
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Dddasuk
Wonderful, insightful geopolitical account of the Napoleonic wars set on an international scale, which is unique compared to most other books on Napoleon that are often a biography or a detailed account of Bonaparte's military campaigns. Esdaile presents an eloquent and compelling depiction of the emperor from his humble origins to the zenith of power all the while exposing his many inconsistencies and manipulative tendencies. I most appreciated that the author argued that coalitions were not motivated as much by an ideological clash between republicanism and absolutism, but rather, in how traditional 18th century factors disrupted Allied unity until they realized that compromise and cooperation mutually benefited all parties much more than prolonged rivalries did. A highly recommended objective take on Napoleon!

Геракл
I wanted to leave a review of this rather good diplomatic history of the Napoleonic period. I thought that the book was well-written, informative, and probably worthwhile reading for anyone interested in this period.

While not intended as criticisms, I wanted to point out a few things about the book for potential readers:
1) The book's title is a bit misleading, because it is primarily a diplomatic history and spends very little time on military issues. Major battles are described in a sentence or two, or sometimes only mentioned in passing. Of course there are plenty of other military histories for this period, but I wanted to point this out.
2) As other reviewers point out, the author is not a fan of Napoleon, and is borderline hostile. While it is hard to argue with many of his conclusions, personally I find arguments more convincing if made in a more objective manner.
3) As other reviewers have pointed out, while not a big deal, this book is a bit difficult to read because it is not broken down into very digestible chunks--everything from paragraphs to chapters are of great length.
4) The best thing about this book in my opinion are all of the quotes from letters from and memiors of the various historical actors (from Napoleon to junior officers, Metternich, etc) which the author frequently uses to make his points--reading these first-hand accounts from these highly intelligent and articulate observers was a real pleasure and revelation.

Wal
This book by Charles Esdaile deserves better treatment than what it gets from its reviewers on Amazon.

This book is about the international scene at the time of Napoleon and it does it quite well. If you want to learn all about what was going on in the world at the time of Napoleon's reign, this book is an excellent read. The book is about what each nation was doing and what each king, his advisors, or government were thinking in relation to the reshaping of Europe as the result of the French Revolution and Napoleon's military victories. Esdaile's book is about the complex political realities that faced all nations Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Ottoman Empire (etc.), to the most minute actors such as the Kingdom of Naples during the Third Coalition. Not to be forgotten, Spain plays an important role in the narrative and the book goes so far as to cover events in the Americas (Spanish America, The U.S., French Louisiana) and how they impacted affairs in Europe.

Esdaile does place a lot of the blame on Napoleon's personality as the cause for war and this may raise a slight red flag of bias (because in some cases one could argue Napoleon had no choice owing to the actions of the British and other nations). Still, Esdaile makes a good case and does show how other authors have explained the causes of. Allegations of a perceived bias denies the fact that Esdaile may be making a really good argument which is his right to do and which makes it unique.

The book does not claim to be a book on military history. The battles are mostly covered in short detail. So, if you are looking for military history look elsewhere. As stated before, this is a book on international history in relation to Napoleon's wars.

I would like to note that Esdaile writes like a professional. His historical prose and erudition flows. This makes for a pleasurable read which is not tiresome. I did see someone criticize the book here on Amazon for poor proofing. I have read it cover to cover and only found six grammatical errors such as the use of a "had had" which was simply unnecessary, a "the that," or the spelling of nevertheless as "never the less." The errors did not detract from my reading of the book but probably should have been picked up by the editors.

My only other comment would be that the chapters can be long. If I were the editor and this book was to be printed again, I would suggest to the author that he put in subheadings to break the chapters up, so that a reader has a place to pause. It would also help in certain areas where the author transitions from one topic to another.

Despite these two minor points, the book is a great read if you want to learn about the world at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

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