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The Corsican, 1769–1796

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 3495 words.

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica, just after it came under the control of the Kingdom of France. ‘The Corsican, 1769–1796’ outlines Napoleon’s early life, including his...

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Downfall, 1812–1815

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6324 words.

‘Downfall, 1812–1815’ describes Napoleon’s catastrophic attempt to destroy Russia’s army in 1812. Despite failing to win the latest Russian war, Napoleon still controlled vast territories...

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The emperor, 1804–1812

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6405 words.

‘The emperor, 1804–1812’ describes the imperial expansion after Napoleon became Emperor. It explains how the new political and military forces unleashed by the French Revolution, which had...

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Epilogue

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 3376 words.

After his final defeat, Napoleon was transported to the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena by the British, where he lived under permanent guard. Unlike the rest of his adult life, these...

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The First Consul, 1799–1804

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6135 words.

Napoleon Bonaparte is mostly admired for his domestic achievements from 1799–1804. This Consulate period was one of authoritarian rule, but also of energetic state-building, during which...

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The general, 1796–1799

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6028 words.

‘The general, 1796–1799’ describes how it was the French Revolution that made Napoleon’s stupefying ascent possible. The Revolution badly damaged the traditional hierarchies of French...

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Introduction

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 4349 words.

The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his...

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Napoleon

David A. Bell.

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 160 pages.

Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte’s character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. It...

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