Professor Michael Broers

Napoleon. Soldier of Destiny (Faber & Faber, London, 2014)

Napoleon. Soldier of Destiny

Napoleon Bonaparte: a man of intense emotion, iron self-discipline, acute intelligence and immeasurable energy. Michael Broers brings this remarkable man to life, from his dangerous Corsican roots to the epic battles of Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland. Here is the incredible story of how one man's sheer determination, ruthlessness and careful calculation drove France to conquer Europe.

This is the first volume of a revelatory new biography of the great ruler told with energy, style and brand new research. Here is the first life in which Napoleon speaks in his own uncensored voice - but not always as he wanted the world to hear him.

  • Napoleon and Napoleonic Europe
  • Imperialism
  • Modern revolutions
  • The end of a golden age or the implosion of a false absolutism? The Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia from absolutism to revolution, 1685-1814

  • Civilized, rational behaviour? The concept of surrender in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815

  • The Napoleonic Regimes

  • Die napoleonische Gendarmerie: Eine protokoloniale paramilitarische Polzeitruppe

  • El imperio napoleonico y la nueva cultura politica europea

  • Napoleon's other war

  • The Napoleonic Empire

  • The Napoleonic Empire in Italy, 1796-1814 Cultural Imperialism in a European Context?

  • The Myth and Reality of Italian Regionalism: A Historical Geography of Napoleonic Italy, 1801-1814

  • Noble Romans and regenerated citizens: The morality of conscription in Napoleonic Italy, 1800-1814

  • More

Current DPhil Students

  • Ben Kehoe

I currently teach:

Prelims

FHS

Os French Revolution & Empire

FS Nationalism in 19th century Europe

Approaches to History: Tocqueville; Anthropology; Sociology

Global History X, XI, XII

Global History IV

FS Voltaire to Balzac

 

Disciplines of History

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