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Title Napoleon and the operational art of war : essays in honor of Donald D. Horward / edited by Michael V. Leggiere
Published Leiden : Brill, [2016]
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Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; volume 110
History of warfare ; v. 110. 1385-7827
Contents Introduction / Michael V. Leggiere -- The prophet Guibert / Jonathan Abel -- The French way of war / Jordan R. Hayworth -- The campaign against Piedmont-Sardinia, April 1796 / Frederick C. Schneid -- The Second Italian Campaign / John F. Weinzierl -- 1805 : Ulm and Austerlitz / Mark T. Gerges -- The Jena Campaign : apogee and perihelion / Dennis Showalter -- An ulcer inflamed : Napoleon's campaign in Spain, 1808 / Huw J. Davies -- 1809 : the most brilliant and skillful maneuvers / John H. Gill -- The limits of the operational art : Russia 1812 / Alexander Mikaberidze -- Prometheus chained, 1813-1815 / Michael V. Leggiere -- Napoleon's war at sea / Kenneth G. Johnson -- Britain's Royal Navy and the defeat of Napoleon / Kevin D. McCranie -- Afterword / Robert M. Citino -- Conclusion / John Severn
Summary "In Napoleon and the Operational Art of War, the leading scholars of Napoleonic military history provide the most authoritative analysis of Napoleon's battlefield success and ultimate failure. Napoleon's development and mastery of the operational art of warfare is revealed as each chapter analyzes one Napoleonic war or major campaign of a war. To achieve this, the essays conform to the common themes of Napoleon's planning, his command and control, his execution of plans, and the response of his adversaries. Napoleon's sea power and the British response to the French challenge at sea is also investigated. Overall, this volume reflects the finest scholarship and cutting-edge research to be found in Napoleonic Military History. Contributors include Jonathan Abel, Robert M. Citino, Huw Davies, Mark T. Gerges, John H. Gill, Jordan Hayworth, Kenneth G. Johnson, Michael V. Leggiere, Kevin D. McCranie, Alexander Mikaberidze, Frederick C. Schneid, John Severn, Dennis Showalter, Geoffrey Wawro, and John F. Weinzierl"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Collection of essays in honor of Donald D. Horward
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Military leadership
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Napoleon I. Frankreich, Kaiser 1769-1821
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns.
Command of troops.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Military campaigns.
Militärische Planung
Operation Militär
France -- History, Military -- 1789-1815.
Genre/Form Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Horward, Donald D., honouree.
Leggiere, Michael V., 1969- editor.
LC no. 2015045344
ISBN 9004270345