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The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  7 reviews

"... a most illuminating and readable general survey.... This book is well organized, well produced, and well written. It belongs among the ten most useful books on this period to the historian and... to the general reader." American Historical Review

"This splendid volume fills a gap in the vast outpouring of literature on the military aspects of the era of the French Rev

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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published March 1st 1978 by Indiana University Press (first published 1977)
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Stephen
2.5 to 3.0 stars. A pretty well written book on military strategy during the Napoleonic era. It is part of the Easton Press Library of Military History. Probably best enjoyed by Napoleon buffs.
Levie Galapon
The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon is a great recount on Napoleon's strategies and tactics and how they impacted the "art of warfare".

Rothenberg uses a great amount of sources and it shows in his writing.

The work is written in a military aspect. Therefore, most every importance is put in the weapons, strategy, tactics, battles, etc.

There is still a great amount of information and interesting interpretations on different events.

Overall, I felt the book was an OK read. It is easy to read,
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Uleto
Bought this as a souvenir in a second hand book shop. It was exactly what I was hoping to find,

Mostly written in large walls of text that explain something with no sub headings. So not a very good book to just browse through.

I admit I skipped some parts and focused mostly on the bits that were about actual, on the field warfare instead of all the surrounding politics. But those parts are not the focus of the book and very short compared to the parts about warfare.
Lars
An excellent overview of the origins, armies and their weapons, the battle and conduct of Napoleonic warfare. Come on, the guy has an entire period of warfare and history named after him! One must admit that is a legacy that shall be remembered for centuries.

Read for UTSA course HIS 343 History of Modern Warfare.
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
May 15, 2013 Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides marked it as maybe-read-sometime  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: The Black Count (Reiss)
According to The Black Count's author, this has information about the civilian commissars that the French Revolution sent to accompany its armies.
Jansen Wee
Minor editorial errors - typos and grammar. Otherwise a pretty good book on Napoleonic warfare.
Ido
Abandoned. Far too dense.
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