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Russia and the Napoleonic Wars

  • Janet M. Hartley
  • Paul Keenan
  • Dominic Lieven

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Dominic Lieven
    Pages 1-11
  3. David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
    Pages 97-105
  4. Alexander M. Martin
    Pages 228-242
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 258-271

About this book


Russia played a fundamental role in the outcome of Napoleonic Wars; the wars also had an impact on almost every area of Russian life. Russia and the Napoleonic Wars brings together significant and new research from Russian and non-Russian historians and their work demonstrates the importance of this period both for Russia and for all of Europe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Janet M. Hartley
    • 1
  • Paul Keenan
    • 1
  • Dominic Lieven
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.Trinity CollegeUniversity of CambridgeUK

About the editors

Michael Broers, Oxford University, UK Alan Forrest, University of York, UK Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, California State Polytechnic University, USA Marie-Pierre Rey, University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne, France Aleksandr A. Orlov, Sholokhov Moscow State University of the Humanities, Russia David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Brock University, Canada Viktor M. Bezotosnyi, State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia Denis A. Sdvizhkov, German Historical Institute, Moscow, Russia Liudmila P. Marnei, Slavonic Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Liubov Melnikova, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Andrzej Nieuwazny, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland Grigorii Bibikov, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Alexander M. Martin, University of Notre Dame, USA Tatiana Saburova, Omsk State Pedagogical University, Russia

Bibliographic information


“This is a valuable book: it introduces new features of Napoleonic Russia to the non-specialist, it strikes a good thematic balance between domestic and foreign policy, and between society, economics and politics; and for all the vastness of its subject, it nonetheless conveys a sense of how the ordinary Russian experienced this turbulent period.” (Michael Rowe,, June, 2017) 

“All of the chapters are mercifully short, direct, well explicated, and easily read. A well-done book. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries.” (N. E. Bou-Nacklie, Choice, Vol. 53 (9), May, 2016)