This collection of essays provides a broad strategic interpretation of European warfare from 1792-1815. Unlike traditional military histories which focus on a revolution in military affairs from the French view, this volume offers a general European perspective, placing the armies and the wars in historical context, while addressing substantive changes to respective military systems.
Contents: Series preface; Introduction; Part I The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Context: Indies revenues and naval spending: the cost of colonialism for the Spanish Bourbons, 1763-1805, Jaques A. Barbier; Who's afraid of the French Revolution? Austrian foreign policy and the European crisis, 1787-1797, Michael Hochedlinger; The origins, causes and extensions of the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, Gunther E. Rothenburg; The collapse of the second coalition, Paul W. Schroeder. Part II French Armies 1789-1815: Napoleon's officers, Jean-Paul Bertaud; The army in the French enlightenment: reform, reaction and revolution, David D. Bien; Politics, professionalism, and the fate of the generals after Thermidor, Howard G. Brown; Toward an army of honor: the moral evolution of the French army, 1789-1815, John A. Lynn; Napoleon and the values of the French army: the early phases, Harold T. Parker; The regeneration of the line army during the French Revolution, Samuel F. Scott; Napoleonic conscription: state power and civil society, Isser Woloch. Part III European Armies 1789-1815: Army state and society: conscription and desertion in Napoleonic Italy (1802-1814), Alexander Grab; The Russian army's response to the French Revolution, John L.H. Keep; From Berlin to Leipzig: Napoleon's gamble in North Germany, 1813, Michael V. Leggiere; The conflict of command in the Russian army in 1812: Peter Bagration and Barclay de Tolly in the 'mutiny of the generals', Alexander Mikaberidze; The Archduke Charles and the question of popular participation in war, Gunther E. Rothenburg; Hubertusberg to Auerstädt: the Prussian army in decline?, Dennis E. Showalter; German military preparedness at the eve of the Revolutionary Wars, Peter H. Wilson. Part IV Britain's War with France: Wars, blockades and economic change in Europe, 1792-1815, François Crouzet; War and politics in Spain, 1808-1814, Charles Esdaile; Denmark in the Napoleonic Wars, Ole Feldaeck; Nap