The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 by Owen Connelly
(Warfare and History)

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Written by an experienced author and expert in the field, Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 provides a thorough re-examination of the crucial period in the history of France for students of history and military studies.


Based on extensive research, and including twenty detailed maps, this study is unique in its focus on the wars of both the French Revolution and Napoleon. Owen Connelly expertly analyzes them both to provide a broader context for warfare.


Examining the causes of the wars, and how the practices of warfare during this period were to influence mode of combat throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Connelly also establishes trends discernable in the First and Second World Wars and examines key issues including:


* the impact of the population explosion on armies and war
* the legacy of the ancient regime impact on revolutionary armies
* the impact of the Revolution on leadership, strategy, organization and weaponry
* Was Napoleon’s leadership style unique, or could another have played his role?
* contributions from the governments of the early Revolution, the Terror, the Directory and the Napoleonic regime
* What did twenty-three successive years of war accomplish?
* Was this era a turning point in the history of warfare?

 

About Owen Connelly

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Owen Connelly is McKissick Dial Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, as well as being a Director of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe. He is the author of ten books, including Napoleon's Satellite Kingdoms (third edition, 1990), The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (third edition, 1999), Blundering on to Glory: Napoleon's Military Campaigns (second edition, 1999) and On War and Leadership: The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf (2002).
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Routledge. 280 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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