An Atlas of the Peninsular War 1808-1814

An Atlas of the Peninsular War 1808-1814

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This is the first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, the series of campaigns in Spain and Portugal between Napoleonic France and British forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Here a distinguished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of the war through expertly drawn cartography in color.

A general introduction, together with a historical summary setting the campaigns in context, is followed by 53 detailed maps and plans, each with a complementary text providing a succinct description of the action depicted. The great battles of Vimeiro, Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Salamanca, Vitoria, and the Pyrenees are all graphically described, together with the main sieges and many minor combats. This is an indispensable companion to both serious students and military enthusiasts interested in the Napoleonic wars.

Blackwell Publishing
This is the first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, the series of campaigns in which almost all the fighting on land took place between Napoleonic France and British Forces commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington). Here a distinguished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of that long war through expertly-drawn cartography in colour.

A General introduction, together with a historical summary setting the campaigns in context, is followed by fifty-three detailed maps and plans, each with a complementary text. The physical features of the terrain, with due emphasis on contour, together with the movements and deployment of troops, are portrayed in an animated visual form.

The great battles of Vimeiro, Talvera, Busaco, Albuera, Salamanca, Vitoria and the Pyrenees are all graphically described, together with the main sieges and many minor combats; while due importance is given to the several hard-fought actions of the concluding campaign, ending in the bloodbath at Toulouse.

The Atlas also contains a chronology, glossary and selective bibliography, making it an indispensable companion for both serious students and amateurs interested in the Napoleonic wars, during the current bicentennial commemoration and beyond.

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780300148695
Branch Call Number: 940.2702 ROBER
Characteristics: xvi, 144 pages : illustrations(some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

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