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Lecture | Research Seminar Europe 1000-1800

Adam Zamoyski: What were the Napoleonic Wars really about?

Thursday 27 September 2018
Research Seminars Europe 1000-1800 academic year 2018-2019
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

What were the Napoleonic Wars really about? This was the central problem posed to Europe by the partitions of Poland and the disintegration of the Holy Roman Empire, the collapse of the Westphalia system and the rising power of Russia. Adam Zamoyski will give this lecture on account of his new book Napoleon. The man behind the myth.

Adam Zamoyski

Adam Zamoyski (1949) is a British historian of Polish origin. He is the author of the best-selling 1812. Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow and its sequel Rites of Peace. The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna, as well as several other acclaimed works on key figures and aspects of European history.  His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Persian as well as most of the European languages. 

This lecture has been organized as part of the Research Seminar 1000-1800, and in cooperation with Polen in Beeld.

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