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Forrest, Alan I.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 240 publications in 5 languages and 9,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Conference proceedings  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Caricatures and cartoons  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DC151, 944.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan I Forrest
The French Revolution and the poor by Alan I Forrest( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and French and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography by Alan I Forrest( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead Emperor's corpse from the Island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile. In this book, the author tells the story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own. Along the way, the author also cuts away the many layers of myth and counter myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously and, drawing on original research and his own background in French history, demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creator
The soldiers of the French Revolution by Alan I Forrest( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and politics in revolutionary Bordeaux by Alan I Forrest( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscripts and deserters : the army and French society during the Revolution and Empire by Alan I Forrest( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the outbreak of war with Austria in 1792 and Napoleon's final debacle in 1814, France remained almost continously at war, recruiting in the process some two to three million frenchmen--a level of recruitment unknown to previous generations and widely resented as an attack on the liberties of rural communities. Forrest challenges the notion of a nation heroically rushing to arms by examining the massive rates of desertion and avoidance of service as well as their consequences on French society--on military campaigns and the morale of armies, on political opinion at home, on the social f
The French Revolution by Alan I Forrest( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's men : the soldiers of the revolution and empire by Alan I Forrest( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's soldiers marched across Europe from Lisbon to Moscow, and from Germany to Dalmatia. Many of the men, mostly conscripted by ballot, had never before been beyond their native village. What did they make of the extraordinary experiences, fighting battles thousands of miles from home, foraging for provisions or garrisoning towns in hostile countries? What was it like to be a soldier in the revolutionary and imperial armies? We know more about these men and their reactions to war than about the soldiers of any previous army in history, not just from official sources but also from the large number of personal letters they wrote. Napoleon's Men provides a direct into the experiences and emotions of soldiers who risked their lives at Austerlitz, Wagram and Borodino. Not surprisingly, their minds often dwelt as much on what was happening at hime, and on mundane questions of food and drink as on Napoloen himself or the glory of France. Alan Forrest is Professor of Modern History at the University of York.Among his recent books are Paris, the Princes and the French Revolution (Arnold, 2004) and (co-authored with Jean-Paul Bertaud and Annie Jourdan), Napoleon, le monde et les Anglais (Paris, Autrement, 2004)
Paris, the provinces and the French Revolution by Alan I Forrest( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the French Revolution is too often written from a purely national perspective, with Paris taking the lead and imposing its own agenda and political values on regions of the country that were still not completely assimilated into the nation. Yet, not all initiatives within the Revolution originated in Paris. The National Assembly represented a wide variety of interests and cultures. Indeed, this study argues that France had a number of different experiences of revolution, and that no single national agenda can explain this level of divergence."--Jacket
The Revolution in provincial France : Aquitaine, 1789-1799 by Alan I Forrest( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a provincial view of the French Revolution and assesses the experience of revolution across a broad swathe of southwestern France, in an area which increasingly looked to Bordeaux as its capital city. Here the Revolution was not simply a pale reflection of events in Paris. Local conflicts and personal rivalries are vital to our understanding of the shape of events in the region, as are contrasting traditions of religious affiliation, peasant radicalism, and obedience to the state. The book examines the Revolution within a thematic framework, and discusses such aspects as the growth of a local political culture, the incidence of rural insurrection, religious responses to the Revolution, the chequered appeal of federalism, and the uneven experience of Terror and political repression
The legacy of the French Revolutionary Wars : the nation-in-arms in French republican memory by Alan I Forrest( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major contribution to the study of collective identity and memory in France, this book examines a French republican myth: the belief that the nation can be adequately defended only by its own citizens, in the manner of the French Revolutionaries of 1793. Alan Forrest examines the image of the citizen army reflected in political speeches, school textbooks, art and literature across the nineteenth century. He reveals that the image appealed to notions of equality and social justice, and with time it expanded to incorporate Napoleon's victorious legions, the partisans who repelled the German invader in 1814 and the people of Paris who rose in arms to defend the republic in 1870. More recently it has risked being marginalized by military technology and by the realities of colonial warfare, but its influence can still be seen in the propaganda of the Great War and the French Resistance under Vichy"--Dust jacket
Reshaping France : town, country, and region during the French Revolution by Alan I Forrest( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon by Alan I Forrest( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead Emperor's corpse from the Island of St Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile. In this book, Alan Forrest, tells the remarkable story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own. Along the way, Alan Forrest also cuts away the many layers of myth and counter myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously and, drawing on original research and his own distinguished background in French history, demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creator
Soldiers, citizens and civilians : experiences and perceptions of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1790-1820 by A Forrest( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the first fought by mass armies, on the ambitions and identities of European men and women, as soldiers, citizens and civilians
Napoleon and his empire : Europe, 1804-1814( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon and His Empire brings together some of the world's leading Napoleonic historians, and is born out of a reflection on the Empire two hundred years after its foundation in May 1804. It provides a timely overview of current trends in research and historiography. It not only revisits traditional themes like Napoleon's revolutionary credentials, the plebiscite for the Empire and the Continental System, but also looks at new research on questions of citizenship, gender, education and local government." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/2006044374-d.html
The bee and the eagle : Napoleonic France and the end of the Holy Roman Empire, 1806 by A Forrest( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year 2006 marked the bicentenary of two seminal events in German and French history: the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire that had encompassed much of Europe for over a millennium, and its replacement by a new, French-sponsored political order. The juxtaposition of the two empires in 1806 offers an ideal opportunity for a comparative approach to the transition towards modernity and the role of France and Germany in the construction of Europe. This volume indicates that the contrast is considerably more complex than is commonly assumed, and offers the first comparative treatment of the key themes of Empire, monarchy, political cultures, feudalism, war and military institutions, nationalism, identity and everyday experience."--BOOK JACKET
Enlightenment and revolution : essays in honour of Norman Hampson by Norman Hampson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War memories : the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in modern European culture( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolutionary and Napoleonic wars had an enduring influence on the collective memory of all European nations and regions, giving them an international dimension. These essays look at how the French wars were remembered in personal diaries, paintings and literature, allowing a comparative analysis with a transnational perspective
Napoléon, le monde et les Anglais : guerre des mots et des images by Jean Paul Bertaud( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La première guerre médiatique de l'histoire a démarré sous Napoléon Ier, à travers les caricatures parues dans les journaux de l'époque. Décortique les sentiments qui ont agité les Anglais et les Français qui ont vécu sous l'Empire
Waterloo by Alan I Forrest( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterloo was the last battle fought by Napoleon and the one which finally ended his imperial dreams. It involved huge armies and heavy losses on both sides. For those who fought in it - Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians as well as British and French troops - it was a murderous struggle. For all its ferocity, it was a battle that would be remembered very differently across Europe. In Britain it would be seen as an iconic battle whose memory would be enmeshed in British national identity across the following century. It failed to achieve this iconic status elsewhere. In Prussia it was overshadowed by the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, while in Holland it was a simple appendage to the prestige of the House of Orange. And in France it was the epitome of a heroic defeat that served to sustain the romantic legend of the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the growing cult of Napoleon himself. Whereas most works on the battle of Waterloo are only military in nature, Alan Forrest's outstanding work-the first in the Great Battles series -- describes every aspect of how the battle was fought but deals equally with the aftermath: how it has been commemorated, and its legacy. --Provided by publisher
Waterloo by Alan I Forrest( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Forest, Alan I. 1945-

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Languages
English (186)

French (23)

Italian (6)

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Conscripts and deserters : the army and French society during the Revolution and EmpireThe French RevolutionNapoleon's men : the soldiers of the revolution and empireParis, the provinces and the French RevolutionThe Revolution in provincial France : Aquitaine, 1789-1799The legacy of the French Revolutionary Wars : the nation-in-arms in French republican memorySoldiers, citizens and civilians : experiences and perceptions of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1790-1820Napoleon and his empire : Europe, 1804-1814