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The Resource Napoleon's Italy, Desmond Gregory

Napoleon's Italy, Desmond Gregory

Label
Napoleon's Italy
Title
Napoleon's Italy
Statement of responsibility
Desmond Gregory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This history of Italy under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte draws on primary sources - and a large number of secondary ones - and seeks to present a balanced summary to the conclusions reached by historians. The questions that it aims to answer are, first, what was Napoleon's interest in Italy (he described it as a mistress he would share with no one), and why did it continue to command his special attention until the end of his career? Second, what were his apparent intentions for the future of Italy? Third, what was the impact on Italy of fifteen years of Napoleonic rule?" "This book examines how Napoleon played the democratic and national cards purely to serve his military ends during his brilliant campaign in north Italy in 1796-97. It traces chronologically the history of the Cisalpine republics, the Italian republic, and the kingdom of Italy, for whose creation Napoleon was responsible. Once Napoleon assumed the title of emperor, Italy became for him a forward bastion against Austrian aggression, a colony to be exploited for its rich resources in men and material, a launching pad for the destruction of British power in the Mediterranean and for an assault on the Turkish empire. Italy also opened the path to the resurrection of the empire of Charlemagne, with Rome and second city of it."--Jacket
  • "This history of Italy under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte draws on primary sources - and a large number of secondary ones - and seeks to present a balanced summary to the conclusions reached by historians. The questions that it aims to answer are, first, what was Napoleon's interest in Italy (he described it as a mistress he would share with no one), and why did it continue to command his special attention until the end of his career? Second, what were his apparent intentions for the future of Italy? Third, what was the impact on Italy of fifteen years of Napoleonic rule?" "This book examines how Napoleon played the democratic and national cards purely to serve his military ends during his brilliant campaign in north Italy in 1796-97. It traces chronologically the history of the Cisalpine republics, the Italian republic, and the kingdom of Italy, for whose creation Napoleon was responsible. Once Napoleon assumed the title of emperor, Italy became for him a forward bastion against Austrian aggression, a colony to be exploited for its rich resources in men and material, a launching pad for the destruction of British power in the Mediterranean and for an assault on the Turkish empire. Italy also opened the path to the resurrection of the empire of Charlemagne, with Rome and second city of it."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Desmond
Dewey number
944.05/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG547
LC item number
.G74 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Italy
  • Naples (Kingdom)
Label
Napoleon's Italy, Desmond Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Bonaparte in Italy 1796-97: Icon and Scourge -- 2. Melzi and the Italian Republic -- 3. Napoleon's Satellite Kingdom of Italy -- 4. The Challenge of Papal Authority -- 5. Replacing the Bourbons to Naples and Tuscany -- 6. Administrative, Legal, and Judicial Reform -- 7. The Armies of Napoleonic Italy -- 8. The Economic Impact -- 9. Reaction to Napoleonic Rule: Support, Acquiescence, Dissent, and Revolt -- 10. The Awakening of National Sentiment -- Epilogue: Legacy and Aftermath
Control code
44979703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780838638842
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Napoleon's Italy, Desmond Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Bonaparte in Italy 1796-97: Icon and Scourge -- 2. Melzi and the Italian Republic -- 3. Napoleon's Satellite Kingdom of Italy -- 4. The Challenge of Papal Authority -- 5. Replacing the Bourbons to Naples and Tuscany -- 6. Administrative, Legal, and Judicial Reform -- 7. The Armies of Napoleonic Italy -- 8. The Economic Impact -- 9. Reaction to Napoleonic Rule: Support, Acquiescence, Dissent, and Revolt -- 10. The Awakening of National Sentiment -- Epilogue: Legacy and Aftermath
Control code
44979703
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780838638842
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00046630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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