Revisiting Napoleon’s Continental System

Local, Regional and European Experiences

  • Katherine B. Aaslestad
  • Johan Joor

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

  3. Looking Forward and Backward: The Historiography and Origins of the Continental System

  4. Regional Approaches to the Practice and Consequences of the Continental System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Silvia Marzagalli
      Pages 83-97
    3. Robert Mark Spaulding
      Pages 114-132
  5. Adapting to Economic Warfare: New Networks and Illicit Trade

  6. Urban Experiences and the Napoleonic Continental System

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-290

About this book


Economic warfare during the Napoleonic era transformed international commerce; redirecting trade and generating illicit commerce. This volume re-evaluates the Continental System through urban and regional case studies that analyze the power triangle of the French, British and neutral powers and their strategies to adapt to trade restrictions.


Economic history Military history Napoleon European history cities empire Europe historiography kingdom revolution Russia trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Katherine B. Aaslestad
    • 1
  • Johan Joor
    • 2
  1. 1.West Virginia UniversityUSA
  2. 2.International Institute of Social HistoryThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46657-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34557-8
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