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PublicationA question of emigration
A collection of fourteen conference papers, this book explores French Emigration as both a cultural and a political phenomenon. The émigrés were political refugees, caught between the domestic turmoil of France and the international rivalries of the European powers.Chapters include:From Coblenz to Hartwell: the Emigre Government and the European Powers, 1791-1814A European Destiny: the Armee […]
PublicationSecret Service: British agents in France, 1792-1815
Books to read over the summer 2001
PublicationCanova e Appiani: alle origini della contemporaneità. Exhibition held in Monza (Italy) in the Serrone della Villa Reale, 30 April – 25 July
The catalogue comprises four essays, ‘Coppia di giganti’ by Renato Barilli, ‘Antonio Canova e la natia Possagno’ by Gabriell Delfini Filippi, ‘La collezione di Antonio Canova al Museo Civico di Bassano’ by Mario Guderzo and ‘Lo stile pittorico di Andrea Appiani nei grandi cicli a sfondo mitologico’ by Alessandra Zanchi, biographies and bibliographies of the […]
PublicationMy z Napoleonem (Napoleon and us)
A very interesting work, with excellent images, by a young Polish historian from Torun (Thorn) and contributor to Tulard’s Dictionnaire Napoléon detailing Napoleon’s links with Poland and Napoleon’s nachleben in that country.
PublicationNapoleon on the Art of War
This aims to be a complete distillation of Napoleon’s thinking and strategy. It presents his views on everything from the preparation of forces to the execution of battles.This book can be bought online here http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684851857/qid%3D962208444/sr%3D1-1/026-5502172-6009235
Pietro Caporilli’s translation into Italian of Dumas’ Napoléon has recently been republished by Tullio Pironti Editore with a short but illuminating introduction by Luigi Mascilli Migliorini, one of the editors of the Rivista italiana di studi napoleonici issued by the Elba-based Centro Nazionale di Studi Napoleonici. With it pulsing ‘tambour battant’ rhythm, the book is […]
PublicationThe aftermath of Napoleon
Written by the renowned statesman Henry Kissinger, this work is a case study of the task of constructing a new international order following Napoleon’s defeat in Russia in 1812, which fell particularly on the shoulders of the Austrian foreign minister Prince Metternich and the British foreign secretary Viscount Castlereagh.A World Restored Metternich, Castlereagh and the […]
PublicationTranslation of Kauffmann Masterpiece
Published by the small New York press Four Walls Eight Windows and translated by the award-winning literary translator Patricia Clancy, The Black Room at Longwood is at last a chance for anglophone readers to enjoy Kauffmann’s elegiac masterpiece. Retelling as it does the story of Napoleon’s captivity on Saint Helena, the book is also the […]
PublicationNew Book on Aboukir/Battle of the Nile
Napoleon’s lost fleet. Bonaparte, Nelson, and the Battle of the Nile (Foreword by Franck Goddio) A beautiful, glossy illustrated account of the momentous battle, with an appendix consisting of photos of the recent discovery and salvage of the wreckage of the vessels sunk in Aboukir Bay.
PublicationDictionnaire des maréchaux du Premier Empire
A dictionary giving detailed entries on Napoleon’s 26 marshals, their origins, their ranks, careers, honours and decorations, duties and station, etc.