The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815: A Napoleonic Outpost in Central Europe

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 11, 2016 - History - 304 pages
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The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815 is the first academic history of the state established by Napoleon in pre-partitioned Poland at the turn of the 19th century. The book examines the political, social and cultural dynamics of the Duchy and considers its role in Napoleon's wider empire and the politics he engaged in across the European continent during the period. Czubaty explores the history of the Duchy to reveal how political and social ideas, systems and mechanisms from France, Italy and Germany began permeating Central Eastern Europe at this time and goes on to consider how this impacted on the changing political mentalities of the Polish people.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Napoleon and the Poles during the First Polish War
A wise and liberal constitution has replaced anarchy
Between Disappointment and Hope 18071809
The Polish Army of the Duchy of Warsaw
Money Money Money or the Foundations of National Prosperity
Tradition and Change in the Social Life of the Duchy of Warsaw
New Forms and Old Mentalities in Political Life
Epilogue
Maps
Bibliography
Index
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Jaroslaw Czubaty is Professor at the Institute of History at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Ursula Phillips
is a translator of Polish literary and academic works and Honorary Research Associate of the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UK.

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