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Title:
From Reich to state : the Rhineland in the revolutionary age, 1780-1830
Author:
Rowe, Michael, 1970-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
xi, 331 pages : 3 maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521824439
Format :
Book

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Summary

Napoleon's contribution to Germany's development was immense and nowhere was the transformation more profound than in the Rhineland. Based upon an extensive range of German and French archival sources, this study analyzes the Napoleonic influence in this region within a broader chronological framework encompassing the Old Regime and Restoration. It analyzes not only politics, but also culture, identity, religion, society, institutions and economics in its examination of Napoleon's impact on Germany.


Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
1 Introduction
Part I 1780-1801: Enlightenment, Revolution, Occupation
2 Land, Stadt and Reich
3 French invasion and exploitation
Part II 1801-1813: Napoleon
4 The Napoleonic method of government
5 Identities and state formation
6 War and society
7 The Rhineland and the Continental System
Part III 1813-1830: Transition, Reform, Reaction
8 The end of the French Rhineland, 1813-1815
9 The Rhineland and the development of Germany, 1815-1830
10 Reflections
Bibliography
Index