Synopses & Reviews
More than describing political and military events in Poland duringthe Napoleonic period, Czubaty conveys knowledge about the social processes underway, economic transformations, and changes to cultureand mentality. His topics include Napoleon and the Poles during the First Polish War 1806-07, between disappointment and hope 1807-09,war on the periphery in 1809, the Polish Army of the Duchy of Warsaw, and tradition and change in the social life of the Duchy of Warsaw.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815 is the first academic history of the state established by Napoleon in pre-partitioned Poland at the turn of the 19th century. The book examines the political, social and cultural dynamics of the Duchy and considers its role in Napoleon's wider empire and the politics he engaged in across the European continent during the period. Czubaty explores the history of the Duchy to reveal how political and social ideas, systems and mechanisms from France, Italy and Germany began permeating Central Eastern Europe at this time and goes on to consider how this impacted on the changing political mentalities of the Polish people.