Popular Resistance in the French Wars: Patriots, Partisans and Land Pirates
In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against Napoleon's armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word "guerrilla", but did armed civilians really play an important a role in the struggle? In this collection of essays a group of specialists on the Napoleonic epoch tease out the question...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published September 3rd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2005)
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A professor at the University of Livepool, Charles Esdaile is a historian of Spain in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras, with an emphasis on the Peninsular War of 1808-1814.More about Charles J. Esdaile...