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Author Blanning, T. C. W.

Title The French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802 / T.C.W. Blanning.

Published London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  944.04 BLAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 286 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Series Modern wars.
Modern wars.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-280) and index.
Contents 1. From Old Regime to Revolution. Rossbach. The Prussian Way. The End of the Old Regime. The Origins of Revolutionary Warfare. War and Revolution -- 2. The Coming of War. Belgrade. The European Powers and the French Revolution. A New Political Culture. A New Foreign Policy. The Emigres and the Church. The Rise of Republicanism. The Eastern Powers turn West. The Legislative Assembly Decides for War. Prelude to Terror -- 3. The Salvation of the Revolution. Valmy. The Creation of the Revolutionary Army. Advance and Retreat: Autumn 1792-Spring 1793 -- 4. The Conquest of the West. Fleurus. Why the French Won. The War in the East. Conclusion: War and Terror -- 5. The Conquest of the South. The Bridge of Lodi. The Conquest of Italy. The Campaign of 1796 in Germany. The Pillaging of Europe. The Revolt of Europe. The Satellite States. The Peace of Campo Formio. War and Militarism -- 6. The War at Sea and Overseas. Aboukir Bay. The Navy and the Revolution. The War in the Atlantic.
The War Overseas. Why the British Won. Beyond Aboukir -- 7. The War of the Second Coalition. Marengo. The Return of the East. The Campaign of 1799. The Revolt of Europe (contd.). The Collapse of the Coalition. The Return of Bonaparte and the End of the Revolutionary Wars -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary This important new study offers an in-depth analysis of the military and political progress of the Revolutionary armies, paying special attention to the legacy of the old regime, the remarkable resilience displayed by the old regime powers, the reasons for the revolutionaries' success on land--and the reasons for their failure at sea.
Subject Military art and science -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Civil-military relations -- France -- History -- 18th century.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Campaigns.
France -- Politics and government -- 1789-1799.
ISBN 0340569115 (paperback)
0340645334 (hardbound)