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Napoleon Bonaparte

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2nd December 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris


Napoleon’s coronation as Emperor of the French was a lavish affair that referenced various elements of Carolingian tradition, the ancien régime, and the French ...

2 Dec 2022

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NBN Classic: Susan Jaques, "The Caesar of Paris:  Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire" (Pegasus Books, 2018)

New Books in History

This episode proved remarkably popular, so we're reposting it as an NBN classic for those who missed it the first time.In her book, The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire (Pegasus Books, 2018), Susan Jaques offers up a richly detailed and researched account of Napoleon’s fascination with ancient Rome, and how this obsession shaped not only France in the early part of the nineteenth century, but also the city of Paris we know today. In this interview, she traces the cultural history and legacy of the Napoleonic era, discussing topics such as the looting of artworks from conquered states, the creation of the Empire style by architects Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, the Roman inspirations for the Arc de Triomphe, the Arc du Carrousel, and the Vendôme column, and the politics of art repatriation after Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo.Susan Jaques is a Los Angeles-based author and journalist with a consuming interest in history and art. Her biography, The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia explores the tsarina’s bold, unprecedented use of art and architecture to legitimize her reign and transform Russia into a European superpower. Her new cultural history, The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire examines Napoleon’s fascination with antiquity and its impact on the urban landscape of Paris (Pegasus Books, April 2016 & December 2018).Susan’s articles, profiles, and reviews have appeared in such publications as Fine Arts Connoisseur, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Globe and Mail, and NY Review of Books.Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art & Architecture and the Napoleon Historical Society. Susan is a docent at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.Beth Mauldin is an Associate Professor of French at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Her research interests include French cultural studies, film, and the social and cultural history of Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history


2 Oct 2022

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Episode 212: Napoleon Bonaparte, Part 2

Half-Arsed History

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the second half of the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, including his domestic reforms that would influence the entire world, and his eventual downfall, brief return, and final exile. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/212-napoleon-bonaparte-part-2.mp3 Download Episode (Right click and select “Save as…”) Image: Montfort, Antoine Alphonse. Adieux de Napoléon à la Garde impériale dans la cour du Cheval-Blanc du château de Fontainebleau. Circa 19th century. Oil on canvas. Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France. Via Wikimedia. 


17 Jul 2022

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Napoleon Bonaparte Surrenders

History Daily

July 15, 1815. After suffering a crushing defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 Jul 2022

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Episode 211: Napoleon Bonaparte, Part 1

Half-Arsed History

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the first half of the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, the famous French commander and emperor, who forged the French Empire by conquering half of the European continent. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/211-napoleon-bonaparte-part-1.mp3 Download Episode (Right click and select “Save as…”) Image: David, Jacques-Louis and Rouget, Georges. Sacre de l’empereur Napoléon Ier et couronnement de l’impératrice Joséphine dans la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, le 2 décembre 1804. Circa 1807. Oil on canvas. Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Via Wikimedia. 


10 Jul 2022

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18th June 1815: Battle of Waterloo heralds the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte


Combined British and Prussian military forces defeated the French, but Wellington himself said that the battle was ‘the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your ...

18 Jun 2022

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52: Napoleon Bonaparte Pt. 2- Average Joe Turned Emperor

Historia The Podcast

We get to talk about Napoleon more! He took on Egypt thinking about how he would win and be amazing. He cared so much about the glory, and did whatever it took to get above. He truly believed he would be the next Alexander the Great. We also discuss Napoleon's journey becoming Emperor!Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok @historiathepodcastEmail us at historiathepodcast@gmail.com


13 Jun 2022

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51: Napoleon Bonaparte Pt. 1- Drama Queen and Trendsetter!

Historia The Podcast

We mentioned the bunny story last week, but now it's time to talk about the man himself, Napoleon Bonaparte. Good 'ol Nappy Boy grew up feeling small and wanted to end up as the big, strong one. This story is a good example of being raised in a difficult situation and now growing up to want constant attention.  We dive into his early life and even the beginning of his military strategies. He makes very interesting choices.....Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Tik Tok @historiathepodcastEmail us at historiathepodcast@gmail.com


4 Jun 2022

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Napoleon Bonaparte's Last Stand

Ginger Talks

We are joined by the magnificent FrostLouve in this bumper episode. We get up to all kinds of chicanery. I'm super proud of myself this episode for actually editing out something I said I'd edit out on air, points if you can spot the cut. We also crack some historical skulls along the way. (catch frost over at twitch.tv/frostlouve)

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2 May 2022

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Genghis Khan & Napoleon Bonaparte

The Who Was? Podcast

Two powerful kid contestants square off to find out who rules in this episode about famous conquerors! Bea decides her first job as The Who Was Emperor is to make Elliott the host…a job he already has! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


27 Apr 2022