Friday, April 1, 2011

The Age of Napoleon and the Pen of Victor Hugo--April 4--8

What kind of man was Napoleon?

"Had these events occurred at the beginning of the present century, there can be little doubt that Bonaparte would have been obliged to face a war crimes tribunal, with an inevitable verdict of 'guilty' and a sentence of death or life imprisonment. The evidence then produced would have determined, forever, in the minds of reasonable people, the degree of guilt he bore for events that had cost four or five million lives and immense loss of property."
Paul Johnson, Napoleon
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Continue with the film:  Amazing Grace
From the Reaction of Thermidor to the Rise of Napoleon
Victor Hugo and Les Miserables discussion

Notes on Napoleon
Victor Hugo and Les Miserables discussion

Napoleon--Maps, Battles, and More
Victor Hugo and Les Miserables discussion
TURN IN PAPER (Either the Jane Austen Paper or French Revolution Paper)

Napoleon's Road to Russia...and Miserable Retreat
Victor Hugo and Les Miserables

Finish Les Miserables

"What we learn from the study of the Great [French] Revolution is that it was the source of all the present communist, anarchist and socialist conceptions."
Prince Petr Kropotkin, Russian naturalist, author and soldier
writing in 1909 on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution

1 comment:

  1. I will write a Jane Austin paper sometime soon. It would be sad not to.