By Gregory Fremont-Barnes
In 3 terribly wealthy volumes, The Encyclopedia of the French innovative and Napoleonic Wars captures the total sweep and legacy of the transformation of Europe from 1792 to 1815. Its approximately 900 alphabetically geared up, absolutely cross-referenced entries supply scholars and basic readers with bright biographies of politicians, sovereigns, and commanders; money owed of battles, weaponry, and diplomatic affairs; insights into the paintings, tune, and tradition of the days; and masses extra.
Unlike different works at the topic, this encyclopedia combines assurance of Napoleon's rule with that of the an important progressive years in France that set the level for his upward thrust to strength. It comprises contributions from the main wide-ranging workforce of overseas specialists ever assembled for a piece in this period. scholars will see the whole continent-wide impression of France's evolution from aristocracy to democracy to army autocracy and discover the consequences of nationalism, empire-building, industrialization, and overseas clash, which resonate with extra relevance this present day than ever.