THE NAPOLEONIC SCHOLARSHIP JOURNAL

 

 
THE INTERNATIONAL NAPOLEONIC SOCIETY

LA SOCIÉTÉ NAPOLÉONIENNE INTERNATIONALE

 

Dear Fellows of the International Napoleonic Society,
 
I am very pleased to send you the tenth issue of our international academic journal, Napoleonic Scholarship. We have a wide range of excellent articles. All articles were peer reviewed and meet the high standards set by the INS. To reflect that academic excellence, we have received an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for our journal. For the print version it is 2563-8793 and for the online version it is 2563-8807. This should make it easier for international academic scholars to receive credit for their published papers.
 
In this email you will find a link that will take you to the PDF version of the journal. From there, you can either read it online or download it as a PDF file. Each listing in the table of contents is a link that will take you directly to that article. (Please note that this is not the case for the table of contents in this email).
 
As always, I thank our Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Hanley, and our Production Editor, Edna Markham, for their outstanding work in producing this outstanding journal.
 
This has been a difficult year on several fronts. Of course, the worldwide COVID pandemic has made in-person conferences difficult, even impossible. As the problem is continuing, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our planned 2021 Congress in Athens, Greece. Instead, we will have a virtual Congress sometime this summer that will concentrate on Napoleon’s time on St Helena, his death, and the legacy and legend that followed him. We hope that many of you will choose to participate. There will be no charge for the Congress, and we may even have a virtual happy hour! You will receive further details in the near future. I am also very pleased to say that our 2022 Congress in Cork, Ireland, is moving ahead and we have every expectation that it will be an outstanding Congress!
 
As you know, the Weider family withdrew its financial support for the INS, offering no reason or explanation despite my repeated efforts to contact them. This has put the INS in a significantly difficult financial condition. Indeed, the long-term future of the INS is in at least some doubt. While we will charge for future in-person Congresses and excursions, the fact is that we need some significant donations if we are to function properly. There are administrative expenses that must be paid over and above expenses of the Congresses. Therefore, I am asking any of our Fellows with significant financial ability to please consider making a significant donation so that we can move forward as we would all like.
 
With my very best Napoleonic regards,

J. David Markham, President
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

 

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Table of Contents
Napoleonic Scholarship 2019 - 2020


J. David Markham, ‘The Die is Now Cast:’ The Route Napoleon

Susan Jaques, ‘A Great Moral Lesson’: Art Restitution and the Musée Napoléon

Marian Hochel, Napoleonic Memorabilia (Napoleonics) in the House of Blücher: “Hero of the Day” the Field Marshal Blücher and Napoleon´s Carriage from Waterloo at Raduň Chateau 

Nataliya Tanshina,  Napoleon's Sarcophagus Made of ‘Russian Porphyry’

Paul van Lunteren, Metternich’s Delicate Dance of 1813: Diplomacy Between Eagles

Gilles Bertrand, Daniello Berlinghieri and the Hundred Days: Italian Diplomat at the Congress of Vienna

Peter Hicks, The Austrian Diplomat Baron von Stürmer and his Brush with Napoleon and Napoleonists

Doina Pasca Harsanyi, The Voice of Duty: Collaboration and Ideology in Napoleonic Italy (Parma–Piacenza 1805-1810)

Tatiana A. Kosykh, The British View of the French Occupation of Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814

John H. Gill, Combat Performance at the End of Alliance: The Hessian–Darmstadt Contingent in 1813

Agnieszka Fulińska, The Flight of the Eagle—But What about the Eaglet?

Xavier Riaud, Healthcare Reforms under the Empire

Liudmila Sakharova, The Silent Witnesses of Napoleon’s Abdication

Wayne Hanley, Marshal Ney: From Abdication to the Eve of Waterloo—Buyer’s Remorse?

 

     

Volume 1 - Number 9

December 2018

 

 

 
 

Dear Fellows of the International Napoleonic Society,
 
I am very pleased to send you the ninth issue of our academic journal, Napoleonic Scholarship. As always, we feature a wide range of excellent articles, including some from top scholars in the field and other researchers. All of the articles were peer reviewed and meet the high standards set by the INS.

We are also continuing our project of including a number of original documents from the period. We have scanned them and, when necessary, had them translated into English. I have written a brief introduction to each of them to provide historical context. While those documents are in the journal, this email also contains higher resolution direct links to each one of them, where you can download them in PDF format. It is my hope that you will post these documents to any sites you feel appropriate. If your library or your history department retains such files for research, please share these with them. It is important that as wide an audience as possible have access to these documents. We will continue this project in the years to come.

In this email you will find a link that will take you to the PDF version of the journal. From there, you can either read it online or download it to your computer as a PDF file. Each listing in the table of contents is a link that when you click on it will take you directly to that article. (Please note that the listings in the table of contents included in this email are not links but are there simply for your information.)

As always, I want to thank our Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Hanley, and our Production Editor, Edna Markham, for their outstanding work in producing this journal. Thanks to their efforts, and the outstanding articles that were submitted, we can all be proud of this issue of Napoleonic Scholarship.

With my very best Napoleonic regards,

J. David Markham, President
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Table of Contents - Napoleonic Scholarship - December 2018


William L. Chew IIINapoleon and Germany: Louisa of Prussia Revisited.
Susan P. ConnorThe Agony and the Ecstasy: Marie Louise and The Birth of the King of Rome.
Attila RéfiA Career with an Unfair Ending: The Life and Military Activity of the Austrian Lieutenant General Baron Joseph Meskó de Felsőkubin (1762-1815).
Marian HochelNapoleonic Memorabilia as the Mediator of Historical Memory in Chateau Collections in Lands of the Bohemian Crown.
Wayne HanleyNapoleon and the Romantics: From Hero to Villain.
Karl Jakob SkarsteinNapoleon’s Forgotten Victory: Mondovi (21 April 1796).
T. E. CrowdyThe Marengo Spy: Military Espionage in Napoleon’s Second Italian Campaign.
Dennis W. PottsQuatre Bras: Dutch Courage Saves the Day.
Balázs LázárArmy Recruitment in the Kingdom of Hungary during the Napoleonic War: Reform Efforts and Failures.
István Nagy-LuttenbergerHungarian Generals of the French Wars: A Study of Military Merit and Social Mobility.
David WrightWürttemberg Light Troops: Their Tactical Deployment in the 1809 Campaign Against Austria.
Matej ČapoThe Occupation of Bratislava in 1809.
Jaromír KovárníkMass Graves of the Battle of Znojmo/Znaim 1809.
Nicholas StarkMasters in Their Own Country: Approaching Ireland in the Napoleonic System, 1796-1815.
Andrzej KosimShattered Illusions: The Secret Mission of Lieutenant-colonel Björnstjerna to Napoleon in 1809.
Alasdair WhitePost-Napoleonic Political Unrest and the Formation of the State of Belgium 1813-1850: A Conceptual Approach.
William L. Chew IIINapoleon, the Congress of Vienna and the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
Paul L. Dawson. Waterloo: The Truth at Last. Why Napoleon Lost the Great Battle, A review by Alasdair White.

Historic Documents
Napoleon’s Administration of the Kingdom of Italy: Decree of 28 June 1805.
Order of the Day and News from Tyrol 13 November 1805.
Armistice 6 December 1805 and Proclamation 3 December 1805.
Official News 1806 and 1807.
Prelude to Eylau: Bennigsen’s Report to the Czar 31 January 1807.
Napoleon’s Divorce Law 15 December 1809.
The Campaign of 1809: 26th Bulletin 9 July 1809 and Armistice 12 July 1809.
Napoleon’s Marriage to Marie Louise: Bulletin of Laws 25 March 1810.
La Belle Assemblée 1810 – 1814.

Click on the historical documents above to download higher resolution individual PDFs
     

Volume 1 - Number 8

December 2017


Supplementary documents

 

 


It is with great pleasure that I send you the eighth issue of our academic journal, Napoleonic Scholarship. In it we feature a wide range of excellent articles, including some from top scholars in the field and others from outstanding graduate students and other researchers. All of the articles were peer reviewed and meet the high standards set by the INS.

In this issue we also include, for the first time, a number of original documents from the period. We have scanned them and had them translated into English. I have written a brief introduction to each of them to provide historical context. While those documents are in the journal, this email also contains higher resolution direct links to each one of them, where you can download them in PDF format. It is my hope that you will post these documents to any sites you feel appropriate. If your library or your history department retains such files for research, please share these with them. It is important that as wide an audience as possible have access to these documents. We will continue this project in the years to come.

In this email you will find a link that will take you to the PDF version of the journal. From there, you can either read it online or download it to your computer as a PDF file. Each listing in the table of contents is a link that when you click on it will take you directly to that article. (Please note that the listings in the table of contents included in this email are not links but are there simply for your information.)

As always, I want to thank our Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Hanley, and our Production Editor, Edna Markham, for their outstanding work in producing this journal. Thanks to their efforts, and the outstanding articles that were submitted, we can all be proud of this issue of Napoleonic Scholarship.

If you have difficulty downloading the PDF of the journal, please let me know and I will send you the file directly.

With my very best Napoleonic regards,

J. David Markham, President
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

     
 

It is with great pleasure that I send you the seventh issue of our academic journal, Napoleonic Scholarship. In it we feature a wide range of excellent articles, including some from top scholars in the field and others from outstanding graduate students and other researchers. All of the articles were peer reviewed and meet the high standards set by the INS.

This issue is the second issue being present solely in digital form. We have received virtually universal approval of our move to this format, with all the advantages it offers.

Here is the link that will take you to the PDF version of the journal.


From there, you can either read it online or download it to your computer as a PDF file. Each listing in the table of contents is a link that when you click on it will take you directly to that article.

As always, I want to thank our Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Hanley, and our Production Editor, Edna Markham, for their outstanding work in producing this journal. Thanks to their efforts, and the outstanding articles that were submitted, we can all be proud of this issue of Napoleonic Scholarship.

If you have difficulty downloading the PDF of the journal, please let me know and I will send you the file directly.

With my very best Napoleonic regards,

J. David Markham, President
Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques

     

Volume 1 - Number 6

December 2015

 



We are pleased to present the 2015 INS Journal. I know that you will find it, as always, full of outstanding articles on various aspects of Napoleonic History. Wayne Hanley, our new editor-in-chief, has done an outstanding job in getting excellent papers from a wide range of scholars.
This journal is notable for another reason as well. From now on, the journal will be produced as a PDF journal and be distributed using website links to our Fellows via email. In addition to being cheaper than a traditional printed journal, this format allows for a far wider distribution of the journal with no additional cost. For example, we are providing the journal to all members of the Napoleonic Historical Society, and will make it available to other interested groups, either via email or by posting it on various websites. As always, it will be posted on the INS website, but it will now be posted on the NHS website and several Facebook pages as well. This will give our authors—and Napoleonic history—a much wider audience than before.
We also welcome our new Production Editor, Edna Markham. She has completely upgraded our ability to communicate with our Fellows via mass emails, and has also upgraded the production of the journal. Her technical skills are an invaluable addition to our team.
We plan to stabilize the release of new journals to a consistent one each year. We urge you to send submissions for future issues.
Finally, we call your attention to our upcoming congress in Dublin and to future congresses. These congresses are outstanding opportunities to meet and mingle with scholars from around the world. We encourage you to attend and to strongly consider submitting a paper proposal.


J. David Markham, President
Knight of the Order of the French Academic Palms


     

Volume 1 - Number 5

December 2013



 



I am proud to send you issue No. 5 of Napoleonic Scholarship: The Journal of the International Napoleonic Society. Due to circumstances beyond our control this issue suffered a significant delay. However, as always, Alexander Mikaberidze has put together an outstanding collection of top scholarship in our field. We are already planning the next issue and I urge you to submit papers for consideration. I am quite sad that Alex, my close friend and colleague for many years, is resigning as Editor-in‑Chief due to increasing work commitments. However, I am delighted that another close friend, Dr. Wayne Hanley, has agreed to accept the position. Wayne is Chair of the Department of History at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Wayne is a top scholar and I have every confidence that he will do an outstanding job. You can reach him at whanley@wcupa.edu.
This year is the 5th anniversary of our founder and my friend Ben Weider's death. I am proud that this journal and other INS activities are still a major part of his Napoleonic legacy.

J. David Markham, INS President, M.A., M.Ed., FINS
     
 

 

 

I present you with great pleasure issue four of Napoleonic Scholarship. This issue is larger than previous issues as we received a record number of outstanding submissions. In this issue you will find articles from scholars from around the world on a wide range of Napoleonic topics. As always, we take great pride in being the only English language academic journal dedicated to Napoleonic history. I again thank our editor-in-chief, Alexander Mikaberitze, and our production editor, Rowayda Guirguis, for their hard work in making this an outstanding issue. The next issue promises to be equally outstanding and will include some papers from our recent International Napoleonic Congress in Moscow.

J. David Markham, INS President, M.A., M.Ed., FINS


 

 

I am pleased to welcome you to the third issue of Napoleonic Scholarship, and the first issue since 1998. This past year has been very eventful for the INS. When I became president I was determined to move the INS forward in ways that would honor Ben Weider's legacy and reflect the sholarship that is the essence of our Society. This journal is a major part of what we are all about. It is only English-language scholarly journal dedicated to the study of Napoleonic history. I was most fortunate in being able to recruit Alexander Mikaberitze, one of the brightest young stars in our field, to serve as editor-in-chief. Helped by a distinguished editorial review committee, as well as our production editor, Rowayda Guirguis, we have created what I hope you will agree is an excellent issue. We encourage you to give us any feedback you wish, as well as to consider contributing to the 2011 issue.

This journal, and all other activities of the INS, were made possible by our founder and first president, Ben Weider. We believe that the journal reflects his spirit, and it is to him that we dedicate this issue of Napoleonic Scholarship.

J. David Markham, INS President, M.A., M.Ed., FINS

 

 

Volume 1 - Number 2
December 1998

 

 

 



Welcome to the second edition of Napoleonic Scholarship. We are gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response to the first issue.

In this issue, we present papers from four continents and seven countries. To bring to western scholars material never before translated, especially from Russia and Eastern Europe, we offer work by two Russian scholars.

The International Napoleonic Society (INS) has held four International Congresses - the first in Alessandria, Italy, in 1997; the second in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1999; the third in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, in 2000; the fourth in Dinard, France, in 2005. There are currently 41 affiliated countries.

J. David Markham, M.A., M.Ed., FINS

 

Volume 1 - Number 1
April 1997

 

 

 



This journal is dedicated to bringing together important Napoleonic scholarship from around the world and making it available to scholars, history departments, and libraries worldwide.

Producing "the first" of anything is always exciting, and that has certainly been true with this first issue of Napoleonic Scholarship.

Thanks go to our scholars for their contributions and especially Don Howard for his invaluable advice and support. And most of all, many thanks go to Ben Weider for making this all possible. His personal and professional support have made the production of this journal a most pleasant experience.

J. David Markham, M.A., M.Ed., FINS

 

Napoleonic Scholarship is a production of the International Napoleonic Society (INS). The INS is registered with and recognized by the Government of Canada.

 

 

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