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Philip Dwyer

Professor at The University of Newcastle, Australia

Major works

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power, 1799-1815
Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799
Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World (editor)
War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature (editor)
Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity Throughout History (co-editor)

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About Me

Philip Dwyer studied in Perth, Paris and Berlin before receiving his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. His first posting was as a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Dundee. He has taught European History at the University of Newcastle since 1994. His primary research interest is eighteenth-century Europe with a particular emphasis on the Napoleonic Empire. Volume one of his study on Napoleon won the National Biography Award in 2008. The second volume published in 2013 was short-listed for a number of prizes. The third and final volume of Napoleon is due out in 2017. He is currently working on a global history of violence. Philip is founding Director of the Centre for the History of Violence.

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