The Impact of Napoleon, 1800-1815: An Annotated Bibliography

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Scarecrow Press, 1997 - Reference - 209 pages
According to Napoleonic expert Louis Villat, the first comprehensive biography of Napoleon dates from 1821, the year of his death. Today, the number of works about Napoleon exceeds 250,000. This is not another biography, nor is it a general history of the period. Rather, it is a work of reference, designed for the interested layperson and scholar alike. It should be of interest not only to those wanting to learn about Napoleon and his tremendous impact upon his times, but also to anyone with a passion for military history and for the history of great leaders and their contributions to history. Summarizing the literature in a clear and concise manner, The Impact of Napoleon, 1800-1815, provides an extended annotated bibliography of printed sources which is intended to include the leading works in all fields of Napoleonic studies, and those works which have been universally recognized for their scholarly merit, for their detail, or for their contributions to historiographical debate. The book is divided into two parts: The first consists of an historiographical essay thath surveys the immense literature about Napoleon and the Napoleonic era, tracing the leading works and schools of thought, and closing with suggestions for further research. The second part of the book is the critical annotated bibliography composed of approximately 480 works, ranging from theses, chapters of books and articles, to full-length multivolume studies. These bibliographical chapters are divided into numerous thematically organized sections and subsections. An author and subject index complete the work.

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About the author (1997)

Leigh Ann Whaley (Ph.D., University of York, England) teaches in the history department at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, recently leaving a post as Associate Professor of Modern European History in the School of Modern History at the Queens University of Belfast. She is the author of several titles on the politics of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte and modern French historiography. She is currently at work on a book entitled The Politics of Terror During the French Revolution.

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