Learning Exercise

Napoleon

A website created by the Fondation Napoleon, a charity. The site provides information on key dates in the lives of Napoleon I and Napoleon III, an interactive map of 22 sites associated with Napoleon I and Napoleon III, and twelve examples of art related to the History of Napoleon I and Napoleon III. There is a Republican calendar with converter, links to other web sites on both Napoleons, a glossary of terms, and very good reference links to other web sites on both Napoleons, a glossary of terms, and very good reference links to bibliographies, books, articles, and interviews on both French emperors.
Course: Western Civilization
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Exercise

The name Bonaparte continues to exercise great interest in France, Europe, and across the world. This site is both informational and commercial dedicated to the legacy of Napoleon I and his nephew, Napoleon III. This exercise will use ONLY "The Essential Napoleon: Key Dates, Politics, Battles, Economy/Society, Arts/Sciences, Family Tree: Concise and Detailed, Key Places, Key Paintings, and Symbols."

Write a 5-7 page paper comparing and contrasting the reigns of Napoleon I with his nephew, Napoleon III. The links cited above provide information on both Napoleons. This information should be the basis of the comparison and contrast paper. Interviews by Jean Claude Lachnitt, Jean-Francois Lemaise, Jerome Zieseniss, and Jacques Perot should be consulted. Remember that a compare and contrast paper includes conclusions.

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Technical Notes

None.

Requirements

None

Topics

Humanities/History/Area Studies/Europe/France

Learning Objectives

To enable students to make effective comparisons and contrasts between France's two emperors, Napoleon I and Napoleon III on the basis of battles, interpretations of in art and by historians, and contributions to France.