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The Bee and the Eagle free pdf The year 2006 marked the bicentenary of two seminal events in German and French history: the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire that had encompassed much of Europe for over a millennium, and its replacement by a new, French-sponsored political order. The juxtaposition of the two empires in 1806 offers an ideal opportunity for a comparative approach to the transition towards modernity and the role of France and Germany in the construction of Europe. The rapidity of these changes suggests a major turning point, to some even the birth of modernity itself, as Napoleon, the inheritor of the dynamic, rationalising traditions of the French Revolution, triumphed over a socio-political order that had its roots in the early middle ages and claimed direct descent from the ancient Roman Empire. This volume indicates that the contrast is considerably more complex than is commonly assumed, and offers the first comparative treatment of the key themes of Empire, monarchy, political cultures, feudalism, war and military institutions, nationalism and identity, and everyday experience.

About Alan Forrest

ALAN FORREST is Professor of Modern History at the University of York, UK. He has published widely on French Revolutionary and Napoleonic history. Recent books include Napoleon's Men: The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire (2002) and Paris, the Provinces and the French Revolution (2004). PETER H. WILSON is GF Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull, UK, having worked previously at Sunderland and Newcastle universities. He has written or edited ten books on European history including The Blackwell Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe (2008).

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Author : Alan Forrest
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 18 December 2008
ISBN : 0230008933
EAN : 9780230008939
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 316 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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