Seminars meet each weekday morning, 09.15-10.45 and 11.15-12.45, with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the city.
Napoleon the Revolutionary. Without the French revolution, Napoleon’s career would have been impossible. But he was no ideologue. He borrowed from it what he felt France needed.
Napoleon the Military Commander. Many think of Napoleon as first and foremost a military genius. He certainly had exceptional talent but history is continuously downgrading his military reputation.
Napoleon the Legislator. Napoleon himself said he would be remembered for his Code of Law long after his battles had been forgotten. Right or wrong, France is still governed by the framework he laid down over 200 years ago.
Napoleon the Dynast. The prospect of founding a great Imperial dynasty was too strong for Napoleon to resist. Over time he placed his relatives on the thrones of half of Europe. But in that ambition lay his eventual downfall.
Napoleon: Death and Resurrection. Like so many before him, Napoleon over-reached himself and was defeated and died in humiliating exile. But an extraordinary rehabilitation began even before he had died. Posterity restored him to his original glory and enabled his nephew to proclaim himself Emperor thirty years later.