M/W/F 10:10 – 11:05AM
Dr. Jeffrey Zalar
This lecture and discussion course addresses the Napoleonic age in Europe from Napoleon’s First Italian Campaign in 1796 to the Congress of Vienna in 1815, which brought the Napoleonic era to a close.
It emphasizes the comprehensive impact of warfare not only on the battlefield, but also on the intellectual, cultural, and political histories of belligerent states, above all France, Austria, Imperial Russia, and the affected polities of Central, Southern, and Iberian Europe. It attends to everyday life during this period, to the experience of women and children, and to the sufferings of millions of non-combatants. It addresses, finally, diplomatic developments that portended the restoration of European order after 1815.