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NAPOLEON I , Correspondance générale de Napoléon Bonaparte : Tome 4, Ruptures et fondations, 1803-1804 (in French)


(c) Fayard

(c) Fayard

Description: This fourth volume of the Correspondance générale, published by the Fondation Napoléon with Edition Fayard, contains 2,077 letters and a preface by Thierry Lentz. It was edited by François Houdecek in collaboration with Gabriel Madec, and it covers the years 1803 - 1804. The title of the volume ‘Ruptures et fondations' (Breaking with the past and laying the foundations of the future) sums up the content. There is the breakdown of the Peace of Amiens and the foundation and organisation of the Boulogne invasion camps, but there is also the ‘monarchisation' of the Republic and the establishment of the Empire, ending with the coronation of Napoleon as first ‘Emperor of the French'.

The letters published come from 200 archival centres (French and other) and some 400 or so monographs. The letters have also been subjected to close scrutiny and comparison of sources, such that a good number appear here complete for the first time.

As with previous volumes, the book includes two detailed studies, four maps, a detailed timeline, and three indices.

The Fondation Napoléon has been supported in this historic and exceptional venture by the Archives de France, the Fondation La Poste and more than one hundred volunteers.
 
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Place and publisher: Paris: Fayard

Date of publication: 2007

Number of pages: 1,184



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"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 involved the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..." In Italian and English.
 
To buy the book: click here http://www.libreriamilitare.com/prodotto.php?id_prod=56719 (external link)


Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 380


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