Napoleon's France and Europe - Jacques-Olivier Boudon

Napoleon's France and Europe

Description Between 1799 and 1815, the whole of Europe was confronted with the ambitions of Napoleon's conquests who, after having imposed his law on France, sought to dominate the world. However, the history of the Consulate and the Empire cannot be limited to the evocation of battles and peace treaties. The face of Europe was profoundly changed by the wars against France, despite attempts to restore the old order. The European continent then entered the modern era. Of course, the political, administrative and social transformations primarily concerned France, which acquired lasting institutions, but the principles of 1789, even if imposed by arms, also ended up permeating the peoples of Europe, who now aspired to freedom and equality.

The importance of these years cannot be understood without a cross-analysis of French ambitions and foreign resistance, which implies adopting the point of view of the various protagonists. Based on the numerous works published over the last thirty years, both in France and abroad, this book offers a new synthesis of a period of history which, two hundred years later, continues to arouse passions throughout the world.

Jacques-Olivier Boudon, a former student of the École Normale Supérieure, is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and president of the Institut Napoléon. Author of numerous works on the Napoleonic period, he has already published with Armand Colin in 2001, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Caron and Jean-Claude Yon, Religion and culture in Europe in the 19th centurye century.

Author : Jacques-Olivier Boudon

Publisher : Armand Colin

Date of publication January 26, 2006

Format :153 x 235 mm

Pages : 352

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