Studies In The Napoleonic Wars

Author: Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786251091

Category: History

Page: 248

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“These fascinating and valuable studies supplement Sir Charles Oman’s major works about the Napoleonic Wars —Wellington’s Army and the majestic seven-volume History of the Peninsular War. The subjects of study range widely and interestingly. They include a discussion of the views of historians from the time of Herodotus to the nineteenth century, and an account of the Secret Service which, as the author says in his Preface, illustrates “the underworld of political and military intrigue which escapes notice in general histories”. Here, too, are Oman’s seminal reflections on “Column and Line in the Peninsula”. Along with his study of the Battle of Maida, also included in the book, this was the result of his investigation of British tactics before the Peninsular War, upon which he based his comprehension of Wellington’s method of warfare. The discussion of Napoleon’s use of cavalry draws from the whole period of the campaigns of 1800 to 1815, arising from the author’s endeavours to discover the principles according to which Napoleon’s generals handled cavalry during the Spanish War. The reappearance of these absorbing studies by one of the great masters of British military history will be warmly welcomed by specialist historians and general readers alike.”-Print ed.
Revival: Studies in the Napoleonic Wars (1929)

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351243896

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book presents a general summary of the views on the history of the world held by various historians’ perspective. Rest of the book is derived from author’s main work of 20 years on the Napoleonic period. Narrative includes four stories of the Secret Service that illustrate in different fashions the underworld of political and military intrigue which escapes notice in other general history work. Some of the material included in this book is derived from the study of the British tactics before the Peninsular War and helps to comprehend Duke of Wellington’s methods of warfare with Napoleon and his armies. Discussion is included on Napoleon’s system of using his cavalry as a generalization with a specific study of the handling of the cavalry by his generals in the Spanish War.
Napoleonic Lives

Author: Carole Divall

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781597538

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, and for Britain, and they are a fascinating field for historical and family history research. More records than ever are available on the men who served in the British army during the wars and on their families - and Carole Divalls new book is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources - and get the most out of them. She gives a vivid insight into what soldiers lives were like during the period and shows how much of their experience can be recovered from the records. Using the full range of sources - contemporary military records, correspondence, diaries, memoirs she reconstructs in detail the stories of a representative group of individuals who took part in the wars - a soldier who saw action as a marine in the Mediterranean fleet, a Gordon Highlander who was taken prisoner, riflemen who served at Walcheren, in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, artillery men who played a crucial role in battles and in sieges, a gentry family whose sons served as officers in the Peninsula and in India, and two remarkable women who were among the many who went to war with the men. Carole Divalls informative and accessible book will be essential reading and reference for anyone who wants to find out about the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and is keen to understand the part an ancestor played in them.
The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815

Author: David Gates

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446448762

Category: History

Page: 336

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Known collectively as the 'Great War', for over a decade the Napoleonic Wars engulfed not only a whole continent but also the overseas possessions of the leading European states. A war of unprecedented scale and intensity, it was in many ways a product of change that acted as a catalyst for upheaval and reform across much of Europe, with aspects of its legacy lingering to this very day. There is a mass of literature on Napoleon and his times, yet there are only a handful of scholarly works that seek to cover the Napoleonic Wars in their entirety, and fewer still that place the conflict in any broader framework. This study redresses the balance. Drawing on recent findings and applying a 'total' history approach, it explores the causes and effects of the conflict, and places it in the context of the evolution of modern warfare. It reappraises the most significant and controversial military ventures, including the war at sea and Napoleon's campaigns of 1805-9. The study gives an insight into the factors that shaped the war, setting the struggle in its wider economic, cultural, political and intellectual dimensions.
British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Author: Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198187580

Category: History

Page: 280

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This book argues that poetry played a major role in the mediation of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars to the British public, and that the wars had a significant impact on poetic practices and theories in the Romantic period. It examines a wide range of writers, both canonical (Wordsworth,Coleridge, and Byron) and non-canonical (Smith, Southey, Scott, and Hemans), and locates their work within the huge amount of war poetry published in newspapers and magazines. It shows that poetry was a crucial form through which what were seen as the first modern or 'total' wars were imagined inBritain and that it was central to the cultural and political debates over the conflict with France. While the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars compelled poets to re-examine their roles, it was poetry itself which produced a major transformation of the imagining of war that would be influentialthroughout the nineteenth century.
Historical Dictionary of the Napoleonic Era

Author: George F. Nafziger

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086617X

Category: History

Page: 386

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The author covers one of the most explosive and most exciting periods of world history, spanning the time from the eruption of the French Revolution through the end of the Napoleonic wars (1789-1815). These twenty-six years of history saw the birth of nationalism and Western democracy, economic crisis and political convulsion, the growth of industrialism, the death of ancient traditions, and the birth and break-up of empire. It was the time of Napoleon, who gave his name to this period of tremendous change: the period in which the roots of modern Europe were planted. This work is intended as a broad review, devoting a majority of its attention to the military and political events and personalities of the period, while also surveying the major artistic, social and cultural events and personalities that formed this period.