Napoleon

Napoleon

by Michael Broers, R. S. Alexander
     
 

There is no shortage of characterizations of Napoleon, but not since Peter Geyl's classic Napoleon: For and Against in the 1940s has a writer tried to assess his many reputations and how they have evolved, and continue to evolve. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this addition to the Reputations series. Alexander treats Napoleon as a universal figure, rather

Overview

There is no shortage of characterizations of Napoleon, but not since Peter Geyl's classic Napoleon: For and Against in the 1940s has a writer tried to assess his many reputations and how they have evolved, and continue to evolve. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this addition to the Reputations series. Alexander treats Napoleon as a universal figure, rather than a specifically French one, and draws from an array of evidence in many media. He focuses particularly on how Napoleon's reputation has been altered by such events as the World Wars and the Cold War, and by association with such figures as Hitler, Santa Anna, Mehemet Ali, and Mussolini.

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“Strikingly original.” —English Historical Review

“Clearly written and well researched.” —CHOICE

English Historical Review

Strikingly original.
CHOICE

Clearly written and well researched.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340719169
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/04/2001
Series:
Reputations Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

R. S. Alexander is a professor at University of Victoria.

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