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1813. Empire at Bay

Door Jonathon Riley

1813. Empire at Bay
RubriekGeschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer#218822
Titel1813. Empire at Bay: The Sixth Coalition and the Downfall of Napoleon
AuteurRiley, Jonathon
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Jaar van uitgave2013
UitgeverijPraetorian Press
ISBN101783033975
ISBN139781783033973
TaalEngels
Samenvatting1813 was a critical year in the world war that ended with the downfall of Napoleon. In a series of major battles, the converging armies of the Sixth Coalition drove the French forces back. This was the year in which the balance of power tipped decisively against Napoleon's First Empire, and that is why Jonathon Riley's highly readable and timely new study is so important. He covers the operations in central Europe and Spain, where the allies broke French power, humbled Napoleon and laid the foundations for the Congress of Vienna and the European settlement that endured for the next fifty years. In particular, he focuses on the operation of the Sixth Coalition - Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the smaller German states. This was the prototype of all uneasy modern coalitions, with their troubled command relationships, disagreements on strategy and operations, and clashing political ambitions. At the same time, he reassesses the performance of Napoleon himself who was also an alliance commander, for his armies included not only Frenchmen but also Poles, Danes, Italians, Germans and a host of other contingents. In graphic detail he covers the 1813 campaigns, which have received less attention than those of 1812 and 1814/15 in spite of the fact that all the decisive moments came in 1813 save for one: Waterloo.
Pagina's221
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