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Book Review: Stuart Woolf, Napoleon’s Integration of Europe

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

Taking Rouen as a case study it raises wider questions regarding the nature of the Napoleonic state and its short and longer-term impact upon local society. Levi, The Truce, 1965; and reviser A. Join 36 other followers Sign me up! Napoleon: The End of Glory sheds fascinating new light on Napoleon, Metternich, and many other key figures and events in this dramatic period of European history, drawing on previously unused archives in France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. The author examines the role of collaborators in the functioning of the Napoleonic administration in conquered territories pg. In 1813 the massive battle of Leipzig - the bloodiest in modern history before the first day of the Somme - forced his armies back to the Rhine. The author states, as surely any educated person already knows, that Frenchmen of all classes had generally not traveled outside of their own region, oftentimes not even outside of their own villages. Posner Italian Public Enterprise, 1967; The Italian Risorgimento, 1969; co-author Storia d'Italia, 1973; L'Epoca della Reazione, 1978; A History of Italy 1700-1860, 1979; with J.

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Napoleon's Integration of Europe: 1st Edition (Paperback)

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

London: Routledge, 1991 , 319 pp. Woolf's general thesis is that Napoleon ultimately failed to create the kind of empire he wanted, largely because of the empire's internal paradoxes. Through an examination of the experiences of French domination, Napoleon's Integration of Europe explores the implications of such a project for France and its relationship with the rest of Europe. Students and teachers alike will find it invaluable as a compendium of otherwise elusive information, a genuinely original contribution to a field where re-cycling is too often the norm. It was this self-concept of superiority, the author asserts, which led the French ruling classes of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras to believe that they should impose the French model upon all of Europe pg. There are vast sections where the reader will hunt in vain for a point or an argument or even a strong declarative statement. It is a study not only of an early exercise in imperialism, but of the conflict that is aroused between the rationalising tendencies of the modern state and the spatial and cultural heterogeneity of individual societies.

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napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

This problem does appear to go away toward the later chapters, as though an editor finally decided to intervene. The most fascinating - and least-known - aspect of these years is that at several key points Napoleon's enemies offered him peace terms that would have allowed him to keep his throne, if not his empire, a policy inspired by the brilliant and devious Austrian foreign minister Metternich. However, the nature of governmental response was never uniform. These are all good points, but this book is just terrible to read. This book is the first overall comparative study of Europe in the Napoleonic years. He regained his throne the following year, for just a hundred days, in a doomed adventure whose defeat at Waterloo was predictable.

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napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

With the advent of Napoleon, a uniform, centralized administration was imposed upon the conquered territories of Europe; however, the differences in local customs, habits, histories, and cultures made the successful implementation of this impossible. The essays explore these varieties of response, both through detailed case studies and more general surveys, and address issues such as policing and censorship, revolutionary symbolism, elite formation and bureaucratic structures in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Poland, making a fascinating contribution to the study of the nature of political change in the modern period. Campbell did for the Second Empire in The Second Empire Revisited New Brunswick, N. This book is the first overall comparative study of Europe in the Napoleonic years. The next year, after a brilliant campaign against overwhelming odds, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to Elba. Another theme is the increasing conservatism that Napoleon showed as time went by, which saw the emperor trying harder and harder to enforce uniformity and standardization through a diverse empire that neither wanted it nor could fully integrate it. In the kingdom of Italy, Napoleon created a national army in the modern sense of the term.

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napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

Yet this short period saw both Napoleon's loss of his European empire, and of his control over France itself. Venturi, Italy and the Enlightenment, 1972; Fascism in Europe, 1981; Domestic Strategies, 1991; Espaces et familles dans l'Europe du Sud a l'age moderne, 1993; Storia d'Italia, Le regioni dall'Unita a oggi, 1995; Identita regionali nelle Alpi, 1999; with P. Again, this is nothing new. Conscription brought more than 200,000 Italians, roughly 3 percent of the entire population, into the kingdom's army. Students and teachers alike will find it invaluable as a compendium of otherwise elusive information, a genuinely original contribution to a field where re-cycling is too often the norm. But such wars were only the first stage in a far more ambitious programme; the establishment of a rational state which would force the pace of modernising society.

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Book Review: Stuart Woolf, Napoleon’s Integration of Europe

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

Each sentence should be like a boxer's jab, hitting the reader with information. There are some good points here, and his general thesis is essentially correct, but you will really have to work to read this book. So much so that by the time you reach the end of the sentence you have forgotten where it started. It examines the problems of ruling a progressively expanding empire, as seen through the eyes of a trained corps of bureaucrates who were convinced that their scientific methods would enable them to understand and govern the mechanisms of society. His first-rate study deserves wide attention. Additionally, sentences in the first few chapters are incredibly unwieldy. It really is frustrating to find the arguments when the author has apparently gone to such great lengths to conceal them.

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Woolf, Stuart Joseph

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

The book concludes with an assessment of the legacy of the Napoleonic era in Italy. However, with the constructing of new roads and other channels of communication throughout the Empire, this was ameliorated somewhat, the author states pg. Histories of the Napoleonic period are almost exclusively biographies of the man, or political-military accounts of his wars. However, the author says, this policy was unsuccessful pg. The army was representative of every sector of north Italian society, and the military administration became a significant part of the state.

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Napoleon's Integration Of Europe by Stuart J. Woolf

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

It examines the problems of ruling a progressively expanding empire, as seen through the eyes of a trained corps of bureaucrates who were convinced that their scientific methods would enable them to understand and govern the mechanisms of society. Additionally, the British blockade demanded more and more exertions for his military and administrative system, forcing him into disastrous enterprises like the Russian campaign. As well as a history of France, it is also a history of Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Poland and Spain at a crucial moment in the history of each nation state. But such wars were only the first stage in a far more ambitious programme; the establishment of a rational state which would force the pace of modernising society. It examines the problems of ruling a progressively expanding empire, as seen through the eyes of a trained corps of bureaucrates who were convinced that their scientific methods would enable them to understand and govern the mechanisms of society. Through an examination of the experiences of French domination, Napoleon's Integration of Europe explores the implications of such a project for France and its relationship with the rest of Europe.

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Book Review: Stuart Woolf, Napoleon’s Integration of Europe

napoleon s integration of europe woolf stuart

. Another paradox was Napoleon's insistence on the Enlightenment ideal of equality, even as he promoted the interests of the elites throughout his empire, largely because he needed them for administrators. Generally, however, the book makes for very difficult reading. The author concludes the chapter with a recounting of the military conquest of Europe by Bonaparte pg. His first-rate study deserves wide attention.

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