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The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

ISBN : 9780199951062

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Author: 
Alexander Mikaberidze
Pages
352 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2017
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Austerlitz, Wagram, Borodino, Trafalgar, Leipzig, Waterloo: these are the places most closely associated with the Napoleonic Wars. But how did this period of nearly continuous warfare affect the world beyond Europe? The immensity of the fighting waged by France against England, Prussia, Austria, and Russia, and the immediate consequences of the tremors that spread from France as a result, overshadow the profound repercussions that the Napoleonic Wars had throughout the world. In this far-ranging work, Alexander Mikaberidze argues that the Napoleonic Wars can only be fully understood with an international context in mind. France struggled for dominance not only on the plains of Europe but also in the Americas, West and South Africa, Ottoman Empire, Iran, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Taking specific regions in turn, Mikaberidze discusses major political-military events around the world and situates geopolitical decision-making within its long- and short-term contexts. From the British expeditions to Argentina and South Africa to the Franco-Russian maneuvering in the Ottoman Empire, the effects of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars would shape international affairs well into the next century. In Egypt, the Wars led to the rise of Mehmed Ali and the emergence of a powerful Egyptian state; in North America, the period transformed and enlarged the newly established United States; and in South America, the Spanish colonial empire witnessed the start of national-liberation movements that ultimately ended imperial control. Skillfully narrated and deeply researched, here at last is the complete global story of the period, one that expands our contemporary view of the Napoleonic Wars and their role in laying the foundations of the modern world.

Index: 

Preface
Chapter 1: The Revolutionary Prelude
Chapter 2: Europe in Turmoil
Chapter 3: The Eastern Question
Chapter 4: Forging a new North Africa
Chapter 5: The Tehran Connection
Chapter 6: The American Dream
Chapter 7: Towards a Brighter Future
Chapter 8: The Indian Dreams
Chapter 9: At the Edge of the World
Chapter 10: Into the Unknown Continent
Conclusion
Sources
Notes

About the author: 

Alexander Mikaberidze is Associate Professor of European History at Louisiana State University at Shreveport. He is the author of several books, including The Burning of Moscow: Napoleon's Trial by Fire 1812 and The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon versus Kutuzov.

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