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The Resource Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath, Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman, (electronic book ;)

Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath, Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman, (electronic book ;)

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Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath
Title
Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814
Title remainder
occupation, siege, aftermath
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Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman
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Language
eng
Summary
For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure.
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UK-WkNB
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Esdaile, Charles J
Dewey number
940.2742
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maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Freeman, Philip
Series statement
War, culture and society, 1750-1850
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Peninsular War, 1807-1814
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The fortress of Burgos is one of the best preserved Napoleonic sites in the whole of Europe, and of its type is virtually unique, and was in fact laid down by no less a figure than the Emperor Napoleon himself. For a full month in the autumn of 1812, meanwhile, the 2,000-strong garrison defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular War teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure, but also the historic city that formed the backdrop to the siege itself; the history and nature of the fortress that defeated Wellington; the experience of Burgos of French occupation; the almost unknown campaign that led to the attack on the fortress; the impact of the Peninsular War on the development of Burgos after 1814; and, finally, the remains of the fortress today
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Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath, Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
1. Sources and Questions 2. Beginnings 3. The Occupation 4. The March 5. The Siege Postscript: 1813 and After Appendix 1: The Archaeology Appendix 2: The Cartography Appendix 3: The Castle Today
Control code
9781137432902
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137432902
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12 maps.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814 : occupation, siege, aftermath, Charles J. Esdaile, Philip Freeman, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
1. Sources and Questions 2. Beginnings 3. The Occupation 4. The March 5. The Siege Postscript: 1813 and After Appendix 1: The Archaeology Appendix 2: The Cartography Appendix 3: The Castle Today
Control code
9781137432902
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137432902
Other physical details
12 maps.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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