Napoleon and His Empire: Some Issues and Perspectives-- P.G.Dwyer & A.Forrest The Plebiscite on the Empire-- M.Crook Napoleon as Revolutionary-- D.P.Jordan 'Little Emperors?' Investigating Prefectoral Rule in the Departments-- G.Daly Power on the Periphery: Elite-State Relations in the Napoleonic Empire-- J.Dunne Special Tribunals and the Napoleonic Security State-- H.G.Brown Political Prisoners and State Prisons in Napoleonic France-- M.Sibalis Revisiting the Continental System: Exploitation to Self-Destruction in the Napoleonic Empire-- K.Aaslestad Conscription, Economic Exploitation, and Religion in Napoleonic Germany-- U.Planert Education in Napoleonic Italy-- A.Grab Divided Destinies: Napoleonic Rule in Northern and Southern Italy-- J.A.Davis Defining the Citizen-- A.Fahrmeir Napoleon and the 'Modernization' of Germany-- M.Rowe.
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Napoleon and His Empire brings together some of the world's leading Napoleonic historians, and is born out of a reflection on the Empire two hundred years after its foundation in May 1804. It provides a timely overview of current trends in research and historiography. This work focuses on specific regions within Napoleon's Continental Empire: France, Italy and Germany. It not only revisits old themes like Napoleon's revolutionary credentials, the plebiscite for the Empire and the Continental System, but also looks at new research on questions of citizenship, gender, education, and local government. The papers presented here till new soil, as well as re-working more established fields, and present a coherent synthesis of many of the research topics exercising the present generation of historians. (source: Nielsen Book Data)