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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

"Austerlitz, Wagram, Borodino, Trafalgar, Leipzig, Waterloo: these are the places most closely associated with the era of the Napoleonic Wars. But how did this period of nearly continuous conflict affect the world beyond Europe? The immensity of the fighting waged by France against England, Prussia, Austria, and Russia, and the immediate consequences of the tremors that spread throughout the world.

In this ambitious and far-ranging work, Alexander Mikaberidze argues that the Napoleonic Wars can only be fully understood in an international perspective. France struggled for dominance not only on the plains of Europe but also in the Americas, West and South Africa, Ottoman Empire, Iran, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Taking specific regions in turn, Mikaberidze discusses major political-military events around the world and situates geopolitical decision-making within its long- and short-term contexts. From the British expeditions to Argentina and South Africa to the Franco-Russian maneuvering in the Ottoman Empire, the effects of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars would shape international affairs well into the next century. In Egypt, the wars led to the rise of Mehmed Ali and the emergence of a powerful state; in North America, the period transformed and enlarged the newly established United States; and in South America, the Spanish colonial empire witnessed the start of national-liberation movements that ultimately ended imperial control…"


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Gazzola09 Dec 2019 4:30 p.m. PST

Interesting, although I don't think this is a new forthcoming title because Amazon Uk is displaying it as being available in July 2017?

ThePeninsularWarin15mm09 Dec 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

Amazon USA says it is to be released February 4, 2020. We may need a reminder before then.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2019 10:41 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend!. (smile)


SHaT198413 Dec 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

.. situates geopolitical decision-making ..

Gawd I'm bored just reading mangled Fringlish… ugghh…

Historydude1818 Dec 2019 6:41 a.m. PST

Well, since the Napoleonic wars saw fighting in the Caribbean, Egypt and the Middle East, India, and all over Europe I would consider it to be a global war. Also would add the US and Canada if you consider the War of 1812 to be part of the Napoleonic Wars.

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