Napoleon S Hundred Days And The Politics Of Legitimacy

Author: Katherine Astbury
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319702084
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This book examines the politics of legitimacy as they played out across Europe in response to Napoleon’s dramatic return to power in France after his exile to Elba in 1814. Napoleon had to re-establish his claim to power with initially minimal military resources. Moreover, as the rest of Europe united against him, he had to marshal popular support for his new regime, while simultaneously demanding men and money to back what became an increasingly inevitable military campaign. The initial return – known as ‘the flight of the eagle’ – gradually turned into a dogged attempt to bolster support using a range of mechanisms, including constitutional amendments, elections, and public ceremonies. At the same time, his opponents had to marshal their resources to challenge his return, relying on populations already war-weary and resentful of the costs they had had to bear. The contributors to this volume explore how, for both sides, cultural politics became central in supporting or challenging the legitimacy of these political orders in the path to Waterloo.
Waterloo, the Hundred Days
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: David G. Chandler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

Presents an account of the battle, and discusses the organization behind the French and Allied Armies, their commanders, strategy, tactics, and weapons.
The Hundred Days Offensive
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Andrew Langley
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-01 - Publisher: Capstone

Discusses Allied offensives that took place during World War I along the Western Front that helped the Allies gain the advantage and ushered in the end of the war.
The Hundred Days
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Joseph Roth
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-11 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Now in paperback, Napoleon’s return to the throne in Paris, as imagined by the incomparable Joseph Roth Joseph Roth paints a vivid portrait of Emperor Napoleon’s last grab at glory, the hundred days spanning his escape from Elba to his final defeat at Waterloo. This particularly poignant work, set in
The Hundred Days
Language: en
Pages: 1028
Authors: James Edward Sargent
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher:

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A Mosaic of the Hundred Days
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Luke S. K. Kwong
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center

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