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The Wars of the French Revolution


Charles J Esdaile (University of Liverpool, UK)



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CRC Press Inc
30 August 2018
The Wars of the French Revolution, 1792-1801 offers a comprehensive and jargon-free coverage of this turbulent period and unites political, social, military and international history in one volume.

Carefully designed for undergraduate students, through twelve chapters this book offers an introduction to the origins and international context of the French Revolution as well as an in-depth examination of the reasons why war began. Aspects unpicked within the book include how France acquired a de facto empire stretching from Holland to Naples; the impact of French conquest on the areas concerned; the spread of French ideas beyond the frontiers of the French imperium; the response of the powers of Europe to the sudden expansion in French military power; the experience of the conflicts unleashed by the French Revolution in such areas as the West Indies, Egypt and India; and the impact of war on the Revolution itself.

Offering extensive geographical coverage and challenging many preconceived ideas, The Wars of the French Revolution, 1792-1801 is the perfect resource for students of the French Revolution and international military history more broadly.
By:   Charles J Esdaile (University of Liverpool UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   771g
ISBN:   9780815386872
ISBN 10:   0815386877
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   30 August 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Charles J. Esdaile has been a member of staff in the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, UK, since 1989. He was awarded a personal chair in 2004. His previous publications include Napoleon, France and Waterloo: The Eagle Rejected (2016); Burgos: Occupation, Siege, Aftermath, 1808-1814 (2014); Women in the Peninsular War (2014); Outpost of Empire: The French Occupation of Andalucia, 1810-1812 (2012); Napoleon's Wars: An International History of Napoleonic Europe (2007); and The Wars of Napoleon (1995).

Reviews for The Wars of the French Revolution: 1792-1801

'Professor Esdaile has written a wide-ranging history of the French Revolutionary Wars. His insightful interpretation is presented in a clear and crisp narrative that explores the complex international dimensions of the conflict. The internal politics of Revolutionary France and European monarchies are woven into the decision-making process and conduct of the decade of war that preceded the climactic Age of Napoleon.' Frederick C. Schneid, High Point University, USA

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