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Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution (European Studies Series) [Paperback]

Professor Martyn Lyons
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28 Jun 1994 European Studies Series
The Napoleonic period cannot be interpreted as a single historical 'block'. Bonaparte had many different persona: the Jacobin, the Republican, the reformer of the Consulate, the consolidator of the Empire and the 'liberal' of the Hundred Days. The emphasis here will be on Napoleon as the heir and executor of the French Revolution, rather than on his role as the liquidator of revolutionary ideals. Napoleon will be seen as part of the Revolution, preserving its social gains, and consecrating the triumph of the bourgeoisie. The book will steer away from the personal and heroic interpretation of the period. Instead of seeing the era in terms of a single man, the study will explore developments in French society and the economy, giving due weight to recent research on the demographic and social history of the period 1800-1815.

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (28 Jun 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333572912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333572917
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book 8 April 2012
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Excellent book about Napoleon Bonaparte and his part in the French Revolution. Informative without being dry...Journey from a General of the Revolution to the complete Emperor. His legacy for France is still felt today in the structure of government, education and society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical Review 23 Mar 2013
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Unlike the so called "Graduate History student" who stated that the book did not display Napoleons Character; the author blatantly points out in the Introduction that his purpose in the books is NOT to do that. The book is extremely interesting and allows you viewpoints you would have not known before. As a History major I am disappointed that someone would critique the book on something that author has already described.
If you are a history major and this is a book on your required reading list I would choose this book over any other.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good. as expected. 22 Dec 2012
By ernest ford - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was very good and informative. Its contents were as expected and I would recommend it to any serious student of the French Revolution..
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By larry rudnitsky - Published on Amazon.com
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I received my book today which is Tuesday Napoleon Bonaparte and they could became any sooner because I need to read chapter 1 and two by tomorrow morning. I'm very pleased with the service and the speed in which you delivered my book. I will in the future in all probability order more books over the next two years while Matt Temple University receiving my Masters degree. Sincerely Larry
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written 14 Dec 2006
By A. Forrester - Published on Amazon.com
The title of this book is misleading. Book provides way too many statistical studies rather than actual information on Napoleon's character. Book did not capture my interest at all and I am a history grad student. Author tried too hard by stating fact after fact and not a well thought out story line. Bottom line, extremely boring read.
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