By Philip Dwyer
Published Jan 2010
Napoleon and Europe is edited by Philip Dwyer.
No one is more responsible for dragging Europe kicking and screaming into the modern era than Napoleon. The Napoleonic Empire was not just an adjunct of the French revolution, it was a conflict over the future shape of Europe in which social, economic, political and even intellectual interests were at stake. It was a struggle between modernity and the Ancien Régime, between the old conservative Europe and the new progressive Europe.
Providing students with an up-to-date synthesis of the impact of the Napoleonic Empire on France and Europe, Napoleon and Europe is a major contribution to the history of the period.