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Napoleon : the end of glory, Munro Price

Label
Napoleon : the end of glory
Title
Napoleon
Title remainder
the end of glory
Statement of responsibility
Munro Price
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 20, 1814, after a dizzying series of battles, campaigns, and diplomatic intrigues, a defeated Napoleon Bonaparte made his farewell speech to the Old Guard in the courtyard of the Chateau de Fontainebleau and set off for exile on the island of Elba. Napoleonic legend asserts that the Emperor was brought down by foreign powers determined to destroy him and discredit his achievements, with the aid of highly placed domestic traitors. Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812, his fall became inevitable. But in fact, as Munro Price shows in this brilliant new book, Napoleon's fall could have been avoided altogether. Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic history between 1812 and 1814, Napoleon: The End of Glory offers a more complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall than any previous work. Price analyzes the political, military, and diplomatic events of the period, from Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace. He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian foreign minister Metternich-whose desire for equilibrium within the European states system clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection-and the charming and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia. And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror of the French Revolution on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power. Rejecting the assumption that defeat was unavoidable, Price considers instead why Napoleon failed to explore a compromise peace that could have allowed him to keep his crown, arguing that the answer to this question has powerful implications for our understanding of the Napoleonic wars. Ultimately, Price provides a convincing portrait of the Emperor's decline, exposing his blindness, intransigence and miscalculations; his preference for war and his declining ability to wage it; and his nearly pathological fear of a dishonorable peace. A deeply researched study of the moment of a great man's fall, Napoleon: The End of Glory forces us to reconsider Napoleon's character, motives, and the reasons for his spectacular failure. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Price, Munro
Dewey number
940.2/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC203
LC item number
.P755 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • France
  • France
  • Napoleon
  • Political science
  • France
Label
Napoleon : the end of glory, Munro Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Napoleon and his empire, December 1812 -- Plots and alarms, 1812-1813 -- Russia, Austria and Napoleon, 1812-1813 -- War and diplomacy, spring 1813 -- Napoleon and Metternich -- The Congress of Prague -- From Dresden to Leipzig -- The battle of the nations -- Natural frontiers -- Challenge from within -- The Congress of Chatillon -- The beginning of the end -- Talleyrand -- An end to glory -- Epilogue : the hundred days
Control code
868982261
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199934676
Lccn
2014001693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868982261
Label
Napoleon : the end of glory, Munro Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Napoleon and his empire, December 1812 -- Plots and alarms, 1812-1813 -- Russia, Austria and Napoleon, 1812-1813 -- War and diplomacy, spring 1813 -- Napoleon and Metternich -- The Congress of Prague -- From Dresden to Leipzig -- The battle of the nations -- Natural frontiers -- Challenge from within -- The Congress of Chatillon -- The beginning of the end -- Talleyrand -- An end to glory -- Epilogue : the hundred days
Control code
868982261
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199934676
Lccn
2014001693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)868982261

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