Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe

  • Authors
  • Alexander Grab

Part of the European History in Perspective book series (EUROHIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alexander Grab
    Pages 1-18
  3. Alexander Grab
    Pages 34-59
  4. Alexander Grab
    Pages 60-74
  5. Alexander Grab
    Pages 75-84
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 212-249

About this book


Creating a French Empire and establishing French dominance over Europe constituted Napoleon's most important and consistent aims. In this fascinating book, Alexander Grab explores Napoleon's European policies, as well as the response of the European people to his rule, and demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a part of European history as he was a part of French history.

Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe:
- examines the formation of Napoleon's Empire, the Emporer's impact throughout Europe, and how the Continent responded to his policies
- focuses on the principal developments and events in the ten states that comprised Napoleon's Grand Empire: France itself, Belgium, Germany, the Illyrian Provinces, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland
- analyses Napoleon's exploitation of occupied Europe
- discusses the broad reform policies Napoleon launched in Europe, assesses their success, and argues that the French leader was a major reformer and a catalyst of modernity on a European scale


empire Europe France Napoleon Poland revolution Spain

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