Glory is Fleeting

New Scholarship on the Napoleonic Wars

Robert Burnham

A collection of essays exploring various elements of the Napoleonic Wars, assembled with the support of the Napoleon Series website and forum.
Publication date:
November 2021
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Andrew Bamford
Series :
Reason to Revolution
Illustration :
30 b/w ills, 12 maps
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ISBN : 9781912866694

Dimensions : 234 X 156 mm
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Napoleon is supposed to have said, ‘glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever', but this collection of essays both revisits some of the most glorious episodes of the Napoleonic Wars and rescues from obscurity some fascinating but overlooked episodes

For over 20 years the Napoleon Series website and forum have functioned as a major hub for the international community of Napoleonic scholars. This book was commissioned with the support of Napoleon Series editor, and distinguished Napoleonic scholar, Robert Burnham and the writing team are all contributors to the website.

The chapters cover topics ranging across the European conflict from 1805 to 1814. There is material here on the armies of France, Russia, Prussia, and Austria as well as some of the smaller German states and the single British unit to play a part in the Battle of Leipzig.

It is anticipated that this will be the first of several collaborative volumes, with potential future titles highlighting new scholarship on the Peninsular War, the Hundred Days, and the French Revolutionary War.