War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

Revisiting Napoleon’s Continental System

Local, Regional and European Experiences

Editors: Aaslestad, K., Joor, J. (Eds.)

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Economic warfare during the Napoleonic era transformed international commerce; redirecting trade and generating illicit commerce. This volume re-evaluates the Continental System through urban and regional case studies that analyze the power triangle of the French, British and neutral powers and their strategies to adapt to trade restrictions.

About the authors

Anita Cerpinska, University of Latvia Geoffrey Ellis, Oxford University, UK Alan Forrest, University of York, UK Bård Frydenlund, University of Oslo, Norway Alexander Grab, University of Maine, USA Hilde Greefs, University of Antwerp, Belgium Annie Jourdan, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Silvia Marzagalli, University of Nice, France Pierrick Pourchasse, University of Bretagne Occidentale, France Michael Rowe, King's College London, UK Margrit Schulte Beerbuehl, University of Düsseldorf, Germany Robert Mark Spaulding, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA Alexandre Tchoudinov, Institute of Universal History in Moscow, Russia Jann Markus Witt, Marineschule Mürwik (German Naval Academy)  

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“The collection, divided into four parts, succeeds in covering a wide variety of regions and topics from the historiography and origins of the System to regional approaches, and from a variety of responses to the Systems, including but not limited to smuggling and ‘urban experiences’. … This is a valuable collection that provides a new overview of the complicated whole that was the System, while shedding light on its regional variations.” (Philip Dwyer, French History, January, 2016)

“There is an informative introduction to the topic by Katherine Aaslestad, followed by four general essays on historiography. … The quality of the scholarship is uniformly high and the geographical range impressive. It is difficult to imagine a better introduction to the most recent work on the institutional structure and economic consequences of Napoleon’s efforts to wage economic warfare against Britain and her allies.” (James J. Sheehan, Central European History, Vol. 48 (4), December, 2015)

“The volume includes selected papers from a conference held in Amsterdam in May 2011 and comprises 16 essays … . the volume is a most welcome addition to Napoleonic historiography as a whole and, in treading plenty of new ground, the volume goes far beyond a mere revisit to the Continental System, as its all-too-modest title suggests.” (Morten Nordhagen Ottosen, Scandinavian Journal of History, December, 2015)

“This multi-faceted book … is a coherent collection of 15 papers from historians of continental Europe who attended a conference held in Amsterdam in 2011. … This well-edited, important book has brought many new aspects of these tumultuous years to English-language readers. No naval or maritime history of the period can now be written without taking this evidence and the conclusions of these scholars into account.” (Roger Knight, International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 27 (4), November, 2015)


  

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction Revisiting Napoleon’s Continental System: Consequences of Economic Warfare

    Aaslestad, Katherine B.

    Pages 1-22

  • The Continental System Revisited

    Ellis, Geoffrey

    Pages 25-39

  • French Representations of the Continental Blockade: Three Kinds of Narratives for and against

    Jourdan, Annie

    Pages 40-55

  • Russia and the Continental System: Trends in Russian Historiography

    Tchoudinov, Alexandre

    Pages 56-68

  • Speculations and Embargoes on the Grain Trade at the Time of the Revolutionary Wars ( 1792–1795)

    Pourchasse, Pierrick

    Pages 69-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revisiting Napoleon’s Continental System
Book Subtitle
Local, Regional and European Experiences
Editors
  • K. Aaslestad
  • J. Joor
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34557-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137345578
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34556-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46657-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 290
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