A french revolutionary army defeats the austrians and prussians at valmy, and thus saves paris from attack go to valmy, battle of 1792 in a dictionary of world history 2 ed. We now have 786 articles and 812,200 words on the revolutionary and napoleonic wars. Connelly, the wars of the french revolution and napoleon 2005 c. The napoleonic wars were a series of conflicts, all involving. Books smith illustrated encyclopedia napoleonic pdf. The worldwide economic impact of the french revolutionary. Soldiers of the french revolution 1989 forrest, alan. Its nearly 900 alphabetically organized, fully crossreferenced entries provide students and general readers with vivid biographies of politicians. An illustrated encyclopedia of uniforms of the napoleonic wars. The french wars 17921815 2002 1pp excerpt and text search, ch 1. They pitted the french first republic against britain, austria and several other monarchies. A political, social and military history is a top pick for any high school to collegelevel collection where the french revolution or napoleonic wars are taught. They mark the transition from small, welltrained armies of the king to the massive armies, raised by universal male conscription, of nations.
Orourke department of economics, trinity college, dublin 2, ireland email kevin. Blanning, the french revolutionary wars, 17871802 1996 d. The social upheaval and destruction of the times, and the progressive ideas and political institutions that originated in this era, reshaped europe forever, with repercussions felt in the americas and around the world. The french became powerful very fast, and conquered most of europe.
A political, social, and military history gregory fremontbarnes in three extraordinarily rich volumes, the encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars captures the full sweep and legacy of the transformation of europe from 1792 to 1815. French revolutionary armies, with revolutionary fervor and military innovations, defeated a number of opposing coalitions. Books smith illustrated encyclopedia napoleonic pdf the encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and.
Nearly 900 az entries on the military, political, cultural, and social aspects of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars more than 100 contributors drawn. The encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars 3 volumes book. At first, napoleon first bought success, transforming. The wars stemmed from the unresolved disputes associated with the french revolution and its. French revolutionary wars and napoleonic warswar of the first coalition, 17921797war of the second coalition, 17981801napoleons conquest of europe, 18051808maintaining the empire, 18091812the fall of napoleons empire, 181815 source for information on french revolutionary wars and napoleonic wars. This was just after the battle of waterloo, a big battle that napoleon lost. Encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars. If these timelines of the french revolutionary wars are too detailed, check the french revolutionary wars key events, which are a summary of the years 17921802 for events closer related to the revolution see the timeline of the french revolution 17891799. These revolutionary wars were fought to defend and then to spreadthe effects of the french revolution.
If the years from 1740 had seen repeated trials of strength between the armies of the european powers, these were dwarfed by the wars of the french revolution and empire. The institute on napoleon and the french revolution is a unique institution of graduate education. Germany the french revolutionary and napoleonic era. The encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars. Germany germany the french revolutionary and napoleonic era. In response britain sent an army under the duke of york to flanders in 1793, joining the dutch and austrians in the war of the first coalition. The french revolutionary wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the french revolutionary government and several european states. Pdf the french revolution and napoleon download full. In three extraordinarily rich volumes, the encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars captures the full sweep and legacy of the transformation of europe from 1792 to 1815. The french revolutionary wars essential histories 20 excerpt and text search. The french revolutionary wars consisted of conflicts between 1792 and 1802. Haldis study encompasses greatpower wars between 1700 and 1973, with a focus on the seven years war, the french revolutionary war, the napoleonic wars, the. Image from the public domain the french revolution transformed france and threatened much of europe.
Orourke, the worldwide economic impact of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars, 17931815, in. Trade, war and the world economy in the second millennium princeton, 2007. The french revolution 1789 99, whose religious history alone is here recounted, was not merely a violent and decisive overthrow of the political and social structures of the french kingdom. French revolutionary wars 17921802 in gordon martel, ed. The napoleonic wars ended with the second treaty of paris on 20 november 1815. The french revolutionary and napoleonic wars represented continuity in european diplomacy from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, but witnessed considerable change in the way that war was waged. This comprehensive threevolume work on the french revolution and napoleons rule and campaigns covers a wide range of military, political, social, and cultural events and personalities during a time of dramatic change in europe. They introduced modern war as it became known in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. After the french revolution transformed france and threatened the old order of europe, france fought a series of wars against the monarchies of europe to first protect and spread the revolution, and then to conquer territory. Although this book is jampacked with illustrations it tries to be all things to all people and ends up doing not much well. Esdailles the french wars, 17921815 2001, napoleons wars. Uniforms of the napoleonic wars by digby smith is a very good introductory book on the uniforms and armies of the napoleonic wars.
The french legislative assembly declared war upon the king of bohemia and hungary later the emperor of austria, francis i on 20 april 1792. The french revolutionary and napoleonic wars springerlink. Most german intellectuals were at first in sympathy with the new order in france, hoping that the defeat of royal absolutism in western europe would lead to its decline in central europe as well. French revolutionary wars, wars occurring in the era of the french revolution and the beginning of the napoleonic era, the decade of 17921802. Nearly 900 az entries on the military, political, cultural, and social aspects of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars more than 100 contributors drawn from north america and across europe, including a wide range of academics, independent historians, and others with specialist knowledge of their respective subjects ten contextual. It thus comprises the first seven years of the period of warfare that was continued through the napoleonic wars until napoleon s abdication in 1814, with a year of interruption under the peace of amiens 180203.
They expanded french control into the low countries, italy and the rhineland. After demolishing the traditional ecclesiastical structure of one of the oldest catholic countries of europe, the revolutionaries aimed to formulate valid principles of organization for all modern societies, while prescinding from the churchs traditional. French revolutionary and napoleonic wars article about. French revolutionary wars, title given to the hostilities between france and one or more european powers between 1792 and 1799. The wars of the french revolution and napoleon are of major significance in the history of warfare. In three extraordinarily rich volumes, the encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars captures the full sweep.
Along with the french revolutionary wars, the napoleonic wars constitute a 23year period of recurrent conflict that ended with the battle of waterloo. The influence of revolution ary and napoleonic france depended on the nature of its relationship with the other european states. According to david gates, the napoleonic wars cost france at least 916,000 men. Estimates of the total french losses during the wars vary from 500, 000 to 3 million dead. Encyclopedia of the french revolutionary and napoleonic. The napoleonic wars 18031815 were a series of major conflicts pitting the french empire and its allies, led by napoleon i, against a fluctuating array of european powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the united kingdom. Project muse the wars of the french revolution and. In transforming the bourbon kingdom into a constitutional state, the french revolution aroused intense excitement east of the rhine. The french army of the napoleonic wars 18061812 peter berry if there is one certainty about wargaming the napoleonic wars, it is that someone has to play the french. Napoleonic wars simple english wikipedia, the free. After 1815, generals and politicians continued to develop tactical doctrines that embodied the lessons of the napoleonic wars. Clearly, however, what makes the linkage between the french revolutionary and napoleonic wars and the world wars the more suggestive is the general acceptance that the period between 1793 and 1815 saw the emergence of a new totality in warfare with a far greater capacity to impact upon society and state among belligerants and neutrals. Along with the french revolutionary wars, the napoleonic wars constitute a 23year period of recurrent conflict.
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