Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jul 17, 2003 - History - 264 pages
Alexander Grab explores the impact of Napoleon's domination throughout his empire and the response of the Europeans to his rule. This important book focuses on the developments and the events in the ten states that comprised the Grand Empire: France itself, Belgium, Germany, The Illyrian Provinces, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Grab discusses Napoleon's exploitation of occupied Europe and particularly his reform policies, and assesses their success in transforming Europe.
 

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Contents

1 The Formation of the Napoleonic Empire
1
Reform and Exploitation
19
3 France
34
4 The Netherlands
60
5 Belgium
75
6 Germany
85
7 Switzerland
112
8 Spain
123
10 The Italian Peninsula
152
11 The Grand Duchy of Warsaw
176
12 The Illyrian Provinces
188
13 The Collapse of the Napoleonic Empire
197
The Legacy of Napoleon
204
Notes
212
Selected Bibliography
228
Index
234

9 Portugal
144

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About the author (2003)

ALEXANDER GRAB is Professor of History at the University of Maine.