The Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture

TitleThe Napoleonic Empire and the New European Political Culture
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBroers, Michael, Peter Hicks, and Agustin Guimerá
Number of Pages332
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke, UK
Abstract

Napoleon was a breaker of worlds. He made and remade most of the European continent almost at will, for well over a decade. Much of our world was forged as a consequence of his actions. Ever since we have taken our revenge – whether as scholars, novelists, politicians or private citizens – by making, unmaking and remaking him. Napoleon: assassin or saviour of the Revolution? Hero or charlatan? Manager or despot? Warmonger or pacifist? These are the questions French and foreign historians have tried to answer over the last two centuries. In this collection of essays, a new generation of historians have re-evaluated the Napoleonic era by focusing on the constitutional and institutional impact of this period on western European society and found that his real achievement was the creation of modern Europe as we know it.

URLhttps://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9780230241312
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