The End of the Old Order

Napoleon and Europe, 1801-1805

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By Frederick Kagan

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Perhaps no person in history has dominated his or her own era as much as Napoleon. Despite his small physical stature, the shadow of Napoleon is cast like a colossus, compelling all who would look at that epoch to chart their course by reference to him. For this reason, most historical accounts of the Napoleonic era-and there are many-tell the same Napoleon-dominated story over and over again, or focus narrowly on special aspects of it. Frederick Kagan, distinguished historian and military policy expert, has tapped hitherto unused archival materials from Austria, Prussia, France, and Russia, to present the history of these years from the balanced perspective of all of the major players of Europe. In The End of the Old Order readers encounter the rulers, ministers, citizens, and subjects of Europe in all of their political and military activity-from the desk of the prime minister to the pen of the ambassador, from the map of the general to the rifle of the soldier. With clear and lively prose, Kagan guides the reader deftly through the intriguing and complex web of international politics and war. The End of the Old Order is the first volume in a new and comprehensive four-volume study of Napoleon and Europe. Each volume in the series will surprise readers with a dramatically different tapestry of early nineteenth-century personalities and events and will revise fundamentally our ages-old understanding of the wars that created modern Europe.

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  • International History Review, March 2009
    “Kagan offers the reader a detailed narrative that successfully combines domestic and foreign policies with war…Often original and perceptive.”

On Sale
Sep 10, 2007
Page Count
808 pages
Publisher
Da Capo Press
ISBN-13
9780306816451

Frederick Kagan

About the Author

Frederick W. Kagan is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of The Military Reforms of Nicholas I, and a co-author with Donald Kagan of While America Sleeps.

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