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Napoleon France and Europe

Napoleon  France and Europe Author Dylan Rees
ISBN-10 034098676X
Release 2009
Pages 188
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) Napoleon, France and Europe This title traces the changes that took place in France between 1795 and 1815. It begins with Napoleon's rise to power, his consolidation and maintenance of power, and the creation of the Napoleonic Empire. Napoleon's downfall is analysed in detail and historiographical interpretations of key Napoleonic policies are explained and assessed.



A History of Modern Europe

A History of Modern Europe Author John Merriman
ISBN-10 9780393934335
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 1239
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Available in both one-volume and two-volume paperback editions, A History of Modern Europe presents a panoramic survey of modern Europe from the Renaissance to the present day. A single author lends a unified approach and consistent style throughout, with an emphasis on the connections of events and people over time. The Third Edition, like the two before it, is authoritative and up-to-date. New to the Third Edition is the theme of empire. From the imperial rivalries between France and Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Turkish empire, and on into the imperial history of the twentieth century—decolonization, the spread of the Soviet empire, and the imperial power of the United States—the theme of empire helps students find commonalities among the events of European history.



Access to History The Unification of Italy 1789 1896 Fourth Edition

Access to History  The Unification of Italy 1789 1896 Fourth Edition Author Robert Pearce
ISBN-10 9781471838606
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 168
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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - Edexcel: The Unification of Italy, c1830-70 - OCR: Italy and Unification 1789-1896



Access to History The Unification of Italy Third Edition

Access to History  The Unification of Italy  Third Edition Author Andrina Stiles
ISBN-10 9781444150858
Release 2006-07-28
Pages 300
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The Third Edition of this popular title has been updated to reflect the needs of the current A Level specifications. The title examines reasons why progress towards unification was so slow at first and why after 1850 it became so speedy. In doing so, it gives due attention to the roles played by Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III, Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel, and attempts to answer the question 'Who made Italy?'. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.



Napoleon s Conquest of Europe

Napoleon s Conquest of Europe Author Frederick C. Schneid
ISBN-10 0275980960
Release 2005
Pages 192
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Exploring the diplomatic, economic, and military aspects of the 1805 campaign, this vivid account details how Napoleon played upon historic relationships, competition, and animosities to lay the foundation for victory over his European rivals.



Blundering to Glory

Blundering to Glory Author Owen Connelly
ISBN-10 0742553183
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 269
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Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. Distinguished historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemy that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious as he "blundered" to glory. Beginning with a sketch of Napoleon's early life, the book progresses to his command of artillery at Toulon and the "whiff of grapeshot" in Paris that netted him control of the Army of Italy, where his incredible performance catapulted him to fame. The author vividly traces Napoleon's campaigns as a general of the French Revolution and emperor of the French, knowledgeably analyzing each battle's successes and failures. The author depicts Napoleon's "art of war" as a system of engaging the enemy, waiting for him to make a mistake, improvising a plan on the spot-and winning. Far from detracting from Bonaparte's reputation, his blunders rather made him a great general, a "natural" who depended on his intuition and ability to read battlefields and his enemy to win. Exploring this neglected aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly at the same time offers stirring and complete accounts of all the Napoleonic campaigns.



Napoleon and Europe

Napoleon and Europe Author D. G. Wright
ISBN-10 0582354579
Release 1984
Pages 137
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This study provides both an introduction to, and an overview of, Napoleon's impact on France and Europe. It explores his origins and personality, assesses his contribution to the crucial changes in the conduct of warfare during this period, and examines the reasons for the ultimate defeat of his armies and the collapse of the Empire. It concludes with a brief study of the Napoleonic legend and the historical controversies which surround it.



A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe Author David S. Mason
ISBN-10 9781442236981
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 256
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Highlighting the key events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this fresh and lively book provides a concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on the enduring theme of revolution, David S. Mason explores the political, economic, and scientific causes and consequences of revolution; the development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity and integration. He deliberately avoids a detailed chronology of every country and time period by emphasizing the most crucial events that have shaped Europe. Fourteen focused chapters address such topical issues as the Enlightenment; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution; the theories and impact of Marx and Darwin; the revolutions of 1848, 1917, and 1989; the unifications of Germany and Italy; European imperialism; the two world wars; the Cold War; the evolution and expansion of the European Union; and current challenges confronting Europe. Any reader who wants a broad sweep of European history will find this book an engaging narrative, supplemented with maps, timelines, sidebars, photos, and a glossary.



Europe 1783 1914

Europe  1783 1914 Author William Simpson
ISBN-10 0415226600
Release 2000
Pages 388
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An accessible history of Europe from the advent of the French Revolution to the origins of the First World War.



Barricades and Borders

Barricades and Borders Author Robert Gildea
ISBN-10 9780191081248
Release 2003-03-06
Pages 544
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This is a comprehensive survey of European history from the coup d'etat of Napoleon Bonaparte in France to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo, which led to the First World War. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined in the early part of the century but which increasingly became rival creeds. Going beyond traditional political and diplomatic history, the book incorporates the results of recent research on population movements, the expansion of markets, the accumulation of capital, social mobility, education, changing patterns of leisure, religious practices, and intellectual and artistic developments. The work falls into three chronological sections. The first, starting in 1800 (rather than the more usual 1815) follows the build-up of the revolutionary currents which were eventually going to erupt in the `Year of Revolutions' 1848. The second, from 1850 to 1880, deals with the golden age of capitalism, the successful culmination of struggles for national unification, and the threat of anarchism. The concluding chapters look at the social and political stresses caused by socialism and national minorities, at new attempts by government to order society, imperial rivalry, and the descent into a war which was to mark the end of nineteenth-century Europe. For this third edition, Dr Gildea has substantially revised the text and maps, and completely updated the bibliography. Newly-added introductory sections guide the reader through the wealth of material in each chapter. The new edition also includes for the first time a full Chronology of the period, a list of leading state ministers, and family trees for all the major dynasties.



A Concise History of France

A Concise History of France Author Roger Price
ISBN-10 0521844800
Release 2005-07-14
Pages 491
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This book provides a clear and up-to-date guide to French history from the early middle ages to the present--from Charlemagne to Chirac. Among the book's central themes are the relationship between state and society, the impact of war and the use of political power. This second edition, substantially re-written to take account of recent research, includes a new chapter on contemporary France; a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, international terrorism, racial tension and a loss of confidence in political leaders.



A History of Modern Europe

A History of Modern Europe Author Albert S. Lindemann
ISBN-10 9781118321577
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 464
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A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field



The End of the Old Order

The End of the Old Order Author Frederick Kagan
ISBN-10 9780306816451
Release 2007-09-10
Pages 808
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In this monumental account and brilliant new analysis of the Napoleonic era in Europe, Frederick W. Kagan, distinguished historian and military policy expert, reveals the complex interaction of continental politics and war that dominated Europe in the early nineteenth century. Using hitherto untapped archival materials from Austria, Prussia, France, and Russia, Kagan tells the story of Napoleon and Europe that is vastly different from previous histories. He presents these crucial years from the perspective of all the major players of Europe, as well as countless others. With clear and lively prose, Kagan deftly guides the reader through the intriguing and complex web of international politics and war. The End of the Old Order is the first in a new and comprehensive series of studies of Napoleon and Europe.



Revolution and Reaction

Revolution and Reaction Author Andrew Matthews
ISBN-10 0521567343
Release 2001-06-21
Pages 216
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An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. In many ways the period 1789-1849 saw the birth of the modern world, as the people of Europe grappled with the impact of the new political and social ideas, rapid population growth and the acceleration of the industrialisation. The clash between the forces of change and of conservatism provoked crisis, war, revolution and reaction. Andrew Matthews provides a lively and intelligent account. In chapters that focus on the French Revolution, Napoleon, Restoration France, Metternich's Europe and the 1848 revolutions, he considers the key individuals, groups and political, social and economic pressures that produced so much revolution, repression and war.



French History Since Napoleon

French History Since Napoleon Author Martin S. Alexander
ISBN-10 0340677325
Release 1999
Pages 434
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This major new exploration of France since Napoleon offers a route map over the main contours of French history. Political history is strongly represented, with chapters that focus on the character of each regime from 1815 to the present.



Access to History War and Peace International Relations 1878 1941 Third Edition

Access to History  War and Peace  International Relations 1878 1941 Third Edition Author David Williamson
ISBN-10 9781444150759
Release 2009-11-27
Pages 224
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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students. This title examines international relations between 1878 and 1941, focusing on: Growing international tensions between the Great Powers 1878-1914; The First World War; Peace settlements and the impact of the Great Depression in the inter-war period; and The countdown to and causes of the Second World War. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.



Access to History France in Revolution 4th Edition

Access to History  France in Revolution 4th Edition Author Duncan Townson
ISBN-10 9781444150735
Release 2008-05-30
Pages 300
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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success. This is a new edition of 'France in Revolution' and has been fully updated and extended to cover the 2008 AS and A2 specifications for all examination boards. This title charts the long- and short-term causes of the French Revolution, the political, social and economic impact of the Revolution itself and the establishment of the Terror. There is also an additional chapter on Napoleonic rule in France from 1799-1815. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.