History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France

From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 Volume 6

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France

Published between 1828 and 1840, Napier's History of the War in the Peninsula was a tremendously influential, if controversial, work. Napier had been actively involved in the campaigns, turning to history in peacetime, in part to refute Southey's account of Sir John Moore. The first volume had a mixed reception, getting both high praise and bitter criticism from participants in the wars. He published several works rebutting his critics while producing the later volumes. Because of his obvious lack of impartiality, modern military historians treat the work with caution, but it remains widely read in the many editions and abridgements subsequently produced. Volume 6 deals with the aftermath of the battle of Vitoria, the withdrawal of the French from Spain and the entry of the Allied troops into France. This period culminated in the second battle of Toulouse, in April 1814, between Wellington and Soult, and the abdication of Napoleon.

No references available.

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France Volume 1

William Francis Patrick Napier

Print Publication Year:

Online Publication Date:

Online ISBN:

Paperback ISBN:

Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511783791

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France Volume 2

William Francis Patrick Napier

Print Publication Year:

Online Publication Date:

Online ISBN:

Paperback ISBN:

Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511783807

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France Volume 3

William Francis Patrick Napier

Print Publication Year:

Online Publication Date:

Online ISBN:

Paperback ISBN:

Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511783814

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France Volume 4

William Francis Patrick Napier

Print Publication Year:

Online Publication Date:

Online ISBN:

Paperback ISBN:

Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511783821

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France Volume 5

William Francis Patrick Napier

Print Publication Year:

Online Publication Date:

Online ISBN:

Paperback ISBN:

Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511783838