Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a prolific Scottish poet and historical novelist who was one of the most popular romantic novelists of the nineteenth century. After studying law at Edinburgh University, Scott first started writing at the age of 25. Having made his name as a poet, he wrote the phenomenally successful novel Waverley in 1814 and was made a baronet in 1820. These volumes, first published in 1827, contain Scott's detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Including a detailed review of the French Revolution, Scott focuses on Napoleon's legacy to France and his military genius, purposefully remaining non-partisan and discussing Napoleon's life and achievements without bias. The result of extensive research and correspondence with Napoleon's surviving colleagues, these volumes were extremely successful and remain valuable for the study of Napoleon's life and changing public reaction.
This Ladybird Book about the story of Napoleon is a gem from the Ladybird vintage archive. First published in 1968, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous soldiers in history. This new edition, published alongside the Story of Nelson two hundred years after the Battle of Waterloo, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images. The story of Napoleon is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout the book.
This edited volume explores conscription in the Napoleonic era, tracing the roots of European conscription and exploring the many methods that states used to obtain the manpower they needed to prosecute their wars.
The levee-en-masse of the French Revolution has often been cited as a 'Revolution in Military Affairs', but was it truly a 'revolutionary' break with past European practices of raising armies, or an intensification of the scope and scale of practices already inherent in the European military system? This international collection of scholars demonstrate that European conscription has far deeper roots than has been previously acknowledged, and that its intensification during the Napoleonic era was more an 'evolutionary' than 'revolutionary' change.
This book will be of much interest to students of Military History, Strategic Studies, Strategic History and European History.
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