Napoleon Bonaparte dominated the public life of Europe like no other individual before him. Not surprisingly, the story of the man himself has usually swamped he stories of his subjects. This book looks at the history of the Napoleonic Empire from an entirely new perspective - that of the ruled rather than the ruler. Michael Broers concentrates on the experience of the people of Europe - particularly the vast majority of Napoleon's subjects who were neither French nor willing participants in the great events of the period - during the dynamic but short-lived career of Napoleon, when half of the European content fell under his rule.
Europe Under Napoleon