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Empire of Chance

The Napoleonic Wars and the Disorder of Things

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$51.00 • £40.95 • €46.00

ISBN 9780674967649

Publication Date: 03/10/2015

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones

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  • Introduction: The Prism of War
  • 1. The Geometry of War: Siege Architecture and Narrative Form
  • 2. State of War 1800: Topography and Chance
  • 3. Modus Operandi: On Touch, Tact, and Tactics
  • 4. Exercising Judgment: Technologies of Experience
  • 5. Paper Empires: Military Cartography and the Management of Space
  • 6. The Poetics of War: Cartography and the Realist Novel
  • Conclusion: The Disorder of Things
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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