From the publishers:
The book is a chronicle of Napoleon’s life and actions in 1812. It is based on a wide range of sources, including some presented for the first time, and through it the author tries to trace the logic of the French emperor’s decisions from the eve of the outbreak of hostilities against Russia, throughout the campaign itself, and after the end of the campaign. The research is grounded in the framework of military anthropology. This work is intended for specialists and all those interested in history of Russia and her international relations.
Vladimir Nikolayevich Zemtsov, Doctor of History, Professor and Head of the Department of General History and Methodology of Teaching Historical Disciplines at the Urals State Pedagogical University, is also a chief researcher at the Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky Saratov State University. He is also a professor at the Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin Ural Federal University. He is also a pioneer of military historical reenactment.
Table of contents
Chapter I – War with Russia: final preparations (January 1 – May 8, 1812)
Chapter II – Appointment in Dresden (May 9-28, 1812)
Chapter III – “Singing victory sweeps away the barriers” (May 29 – June 23, 1812)
Chapter IV – Vilna: the first defeat (June 24 – July 16, 1812)
Chapter V – Vitebsk
Chapter VI – Smolensk (August 13-24, 1812)
Chapter VII – Battle of Moscova (August 25 – September 8, 1812)
Chapter VIII – Moscow (September 8 – October 18, 1812)
Chapter IX – The great retreat (October 19 – December 4, 1812)
Chapter X – Return to Paris. End of the fatal year (December 5-31, 1812)
V. Zemtsov’s previous publication: Наполеон в России: социокультурная история войны и оккупации [Napoleon in Russia: A Sociocultural History of War and Occupation](Rosspen, 2018)