Soldiers of Napoleon's Kingdom of Italy: Army, State, and Society, 1800-1815

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Westview Press, 1995 - 145 oldal
For Napoleon to create an Italian army, it was necessary to foster Italian nationalism, encouraging Italians to perceive themselves as citizens of a greater Italy and not as subjects of the former city-states, such as Milan or Venice. Conscription brought more than 200,000 Italians, roughly 3 percent of the entire population, into the kingdom's army. The army was representative of every sector of north Italian society, and the military administration became a significant part of the state. In the kingdom of Italy, Napoleon created a national army in the modern sense of the term. Frederick C. Schneid explores the relationship between the army, the state, and Italian nationalism and also examines the social composition of the army's officers and soldiers as well as its performance on campaign. The book concludes with an assessment of the legacy of the Napoleonic era in Italy.

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The Kingdom of Italy in Perspective
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The Italian Military Establishment
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The Officers
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Frederick C. Schneid is a professor of history at High Point University. He received his PhD in European and military history at Purdue University. He is the author of "Napoleon 's Conquest of Europe: The War of the Third Coalition" (2005); "Napoleon 's Italian Campaigns, 1805 1815" (2002); "Soldiers of Napoleon 's Kingdom of Italy: Army, State and Society, 1800 1815" (1995); and "Warfare in Europe, 1792 1815" (2007). He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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