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Historical atlas of the Napoleonic era
Konstam, Angus.
Personal Author:
First Lyons Press edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
191 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color portraits ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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DC203 .K66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Brimming with maps and vibrant illustrations, this wonderfully rendered and sumptuously detailed atlas of a seminal period in European history charts the course of Napolean Bonaparte across the continent.

Author Notes

Originally from the Orkney Islands, Angus Konstam was the curator of arms and armor at the Tower of London and is currently the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, FL, setting up major exhibitions throughout the eastern seaboard of North America. He is the author of Historical Atlas of Exploration for Facts On File/Checkmark Books and lives in Key West.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introduction--The Corsican Colossusp. 6
Chapter 1 A Whiff of Grapeshot: The Young Bonaparte, 1789-95p. 8
The French Revolutionp. 10
Enemies On All Sidesp. 12
Citizen Soldiersp. 14
Taking Toulonp. 16
Paris--A City Dividedp. 18
Chapter 2 General of the Republic: Italy, 1796-1798p. 20
The Army of Italy, 1796p. 22
Bonaparte's First Campaignp. 24
The Austrian Army, 1796-1815p. 26
The Bridge at Lodip. 28
Castiglione: On the Defensivep. 30
Arcola: Sidestep and Thrustp. 32
Rivoli: The Battle for Italyp. 34
Chapter 3 The New Alexander: Egypt, 1798-1800p. 36
Nelson and the British Navyp. 38
Battle of the Pyramidsp. 40
Battle of the Nilep. 42
Death and Failure at Acrep. 44
Bonaparte as First Consulp. 46
Battle of Marengop. 48
Chapter 4 War of the Three Emperors: The Austerlitz Campaign, 1805p. 50
Emperor Napoleonp. 52
The Grande Armeep. 54
Invasion of Englandp. 56
Expecting Every Man to do His Dutyp. 58
The Strategic Situation in 1805p. 60
Maneuver at Ulmp. 62
Battle of Austerlitzp. 64
Chapter 5 Master of Europe: The Campaigns of 1806-7p. 66
The Prussian Armyp. 68
Campaigning in Prussiap. 70
Jena-Auerstadtp. 72
The Winter Campaignp. 74
Battle of Eylaup. 76
Battle of Friedlandp. 78
The Treaty of Tilsitp. 80
The Code Napoleonp. 82
The Changing Face of Warfarep. 84
Chapter 6 Crisis on the Danube: The Wagram Campaign of 1809p. 86
Campaigning on the Danubep. 88
The Drive on Viennap. 90
Aspern-Esslingp. 92
Battle of Deutsch-Wagramp. 94
Affairs at Homep. 96
Chapter 7 The Spanish Ulcer: War in the Peninsula, 1807-14p. 98
Spain in 1807p. 100
The French Invasionp. 102
Britain's Iron Dukep. 104
The British Armyp. 106
Rolica to Talaverap. 108
Defending Portugalp. 110
The Guerrilla Warp. 112
Salamanca to Vitoriap. 114
Over the Pyreneesp. 116
Chapter 8 Disaster in the Snow: The Russian Campaign, 1812p. 118
Invasion of Russiap. 120
The Russian Armyp. 122
Battle of Borodinop. 124
Napoleon in Moscowp. 126
The Retreat from Moscowp. 128
Over the Berezinap. 130
Chapter 9 Napoleon at Bay: The Campaigns of National Liberation, 1813-14p. 132
Notions of National Unityp. 134
Battles of Lutzen and Bautzenp. 136
Armisticep. 138
Battle for Dresdenp. 140
Routed at Leipzigp. 142
On the Brink of Disasterp. 144
The 1814 Campaignp. 146
A Gamble Outside Parisp. 148
Abdication of an Emperorp. 150
Chapter 10 The Eagle and the Lion: The War of 1812p. 152
American War in Canadap. 154
The War at Seap. 156
Sacking Washington and Baltimorep. 158
Battle of New Orleansp. 160
Chapter 11 One Hundred Days: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815p. 162
Return from Elbap. 164
The Struggle Renewedp. 166
Skirmish at Quatre Brasp. 168
Battles of Ligny and Wavrep. 170
Waterloop. 172
End of the Napoleonic Erap. 174
Chapter 12 Aftermath: The Napoleonic Legacyp. 176
Exile to St. Helenap. 178
The Congress of Viennap. 180
The Death of Napoleonp. 182
French Napoleonic Heritagep. 184
Appendix 1 Napoleon's Art of Warp. 186
Appendix 2 The Rating System of Ships-of-Warp. 187
Appendix 3 The Marshals of Francep. 188
Indexp. 190