The Cassell History of Warfare - Gunther Rothenberg - The Napoleonic Wars / Наполеоновские войны

The Cassell History of Warfare - Gunther Rothenberg - The Napoleonic Wars / Наполеоновские войны
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The Napoleonic Wars
Наполеоновские войны

Год выпуска: 1999
Автор: Gunther Rothenberg
Жанр: История Наполеоновских войн
Издательство: Cassell
Серия: The Cassell History of Warfare
ISBN: 0-304-352-675
Формат: PDF
Качество: Отсканированные страницы
Количество страниц: 224
Язык: Английский

Автор книги, военный историк подробно описывает историю Наполеоновских войн. Материал представлен преобладающе в военной, а не социальной сфере. Сухой, беспристрастный текст богат тактическими деталями и статистикой, украшенной современными картинами, хорошо разработанными картами, и диаграммами. Действия командующих, главных героев также критически оценены. Огромное внимание уделено личности Наполеона, его сильных и слабых сторон.
Military historian Gunther Rothenberg provides a detailed account of the Napoleonic Wars in this installment of Cassell's multivolume series covering the history of warfare. The treatment is predominantly military rather than social. The matter-of-fact, dispassionate text is rich in tactical details and statistics, augmented by contemporary paintings, well-designed maps, and diagrams. The actions of the protagonists' commanders are also critically assessed, with much attention given to Napoleon himself, stressing the power of his charisma but showing that his insistence on sole control ultimately proved a weakness. Significantly, The Napoleonic Wars aims to show that, far from being the end of a military era, this was a period marking the origins of modern warfare. Developments in army organization, strategy, and weaponry gained from the experience of over 20 years of war are progressively described. The main points of Rothenberg's argument, that Napoleonic strategies continued to be followed and that the sheer scale of war was revolutionary, are summed up in the brief epilogue. The bulk of the broadly chronological text is uncluttered by too much speculation; military-history buffs will appreciate The Napoleonic Wars for its clarity.

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