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Glory is Fleeting

New Scholarship on the Napoleonic Wars

Series : From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 #44

Editor : Dr Andrew Bamford

Glory is Fleeting : New Scholarship on the Napoleonic Wars


General - Pages : 280 | Images : 31 b/w illustrations, 14 b/w maps

Paperback - Date of Publication : March 2021 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781912866694 | Helion Book Code : HEL1158

Napoleon is supposed to have said, ‘glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever’, but this collection of essays both revisits some of the most glorious episodes of the Napoleonic Wars and rescues from obscurity some fascinating but overlooked episodes For over 20 years the Napoleon Series website and forum have functioned as a major hub for the international community of Napoleonic scholars. This book was commissioned with the support of Napoleon Series editor, and distinguished Napoleonic scholar, Robert Burnham and the writing team are all contributors to the website. The chapters cover topics ranging across the European conflict from 1805 to 1814. There is material here on the armies of France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria as well as some of the smaller German states and the single British unit to play a part in the Battle of Leipzig. 

1: 'We Endured a Lot, Suffered a Lot': The Anhalt Duchies during the Napoleonic Wars 1804–1814 - Daniel Clarke

2: That Other Battle in 1805: Second Caldiero - David Hollins

3: The Prussian Light Infantry in 1806 - Hans-Karl Weiss

4: The Pursuit After Jena - Kevin Kiley

5: A Poor Place to Fight a War: Franco-Italian Operations in the Tyrol 1809 - John H. Gill

6: Maucune's Division at Salamanca - Garry David Wills

7: Rockets at Leipzig – The British Contribution to the 'Battle of Nations' October 1813 - Guy Dempsey


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