The Defense of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Northern Italy, 1813-1814

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 381 oldal

Little has been written about the defense of the Kingdom of Northern Italy, and this is the first study in English to detail the two-year conflict (1813-1814) within the larger context of the Napoleonic Wars. The French commander responsible for the defense was Eugene Beauharnais, stepson of Napoleon and son-in-law of the King of Bavaria. Outnumbered three to one, Beauharnais fought an outstanding defensive campaign, covering all of Napoleon's southern front while Napoleon faced off against the main allied armies as they invaded France.

This was only Beauharnais's third command, and as a result of his less than stellar performance in his two earlier posts, he had acquired a poor reputation as a leader. Nafziger and Gioannini explain, however, that in this instance Beauharnais proved himself once and for all as the commander of an independent army, defending one of the most important parts of the French Napoleonic Empire. He made full use of geography, keeping his army in being, rather than risking it to seek a decision in the field. Because his stepson held the plains of Italy, Napoleon was able to concentrate his energies upon the evacuation of Germany and to demonstrate his military prowess in France.

 

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War Comes to Italy
1
The Defense of Eastern Italy September 1813
37
Eugene Withdraws Behind the Tagliamento and on the Adige October and November 1813
67
December 1813 Murats Treachery Affairs at Rovigo Boara and Castagnaro and the Fall of Zara Zadar
103
Neapolitan Treachery Afoot The Siege of Venice Castel SantAngelo Civitavecchia Ancona and Genoa January 1814
129
The Battle of the Mincio 8 February 1814
151
Murats Treachery Exposed February 1814
181
Withdrawal over the Taro Engagements at Parma and Reggio Emilia and the Siege of Venice MarchApril 1814
195
The Sieges of Venice and Genoa Withdrawal and Surrender MarchMay 1814
209
Appendixes
237
Notes
345
Bibliography
369
Index
373
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A szerzőről (2002)

GEORGE F. NAFZIGER, USNR-Ret., has authored numerous books and articles on the subject of military history. Nafziger is a former Director of the Napoleonic Society of America and the Napoleonic Alliance . He is also owner of The Nafziger Collection, a publishing house specializing in the Napoleonic Wars and World War II history.

MARCO GIOANNINI is the Public Relations Manager of the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation, one of Italy's leading research institutions in the social sciences. He has a long-standing interest in the military history of the Napoleonic era and has published several articles in Napoleonic journals. The military history advisor of the Marengo Bicentennial, he is also the author of a book on the Battle of Marengo.

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