Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-321) and index.
"A work of broad scope that crosses sacrosanct chronological frontiers and navigates two national historiographies that have rarely been mastered by a single individual." | H-France"An excellent and challenging work [...] useful reading for anyone interested in Napoleonic Germany (or Napoleonic Europe, more broadly), or in the development of political life in nineteenth-century central Europe." H-GERMAN
From Reich to State is based upon an extensive range of German and French archival sources, locating the Napoleonic episode in this region within a broader chronological framework, encompassing the Old Regime and Restoration. It analyses not only politics, but also culture, identity, religion, society, institutions and economics.
About the Author
Dr Michael Rowe is a Lecturer at the School of Modern History, Queen's University, Belfast.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Part I. 1780-1801: Enlightenment, Revolution, Occupation: 2. Land, Stadt and Reich; 3. French invasion and exploitation; Part II. 1801-1813: Napoleon: 4. The Napoleonic method of government; 5. Identities and state formation; 6. War and society; 7. The Rhineland and the Continental System; Part III. 1813-1830: Transition, Reform, Reaction: 8. The end of the French Rhineland, 1813-1815; 9. The Rhineland and the development of Prussia, 1815-1830; 10. Reflections; Bibliography.