The man who wanted everything - Napoleon, pomp and propaganda
Two hundred years after the Emperor's death, Xavier Mauduit confronts his analysis as a historian with an iconography that is sometimes demonising, sometimes hagiographic.
Through numerous colour documents, we discover several Napoleons who cohabit and intersect: the one of imperial propaganda, the man who dictates his memoirs on St. Helena, the tyrant Napoleon or the one fantasised by his admirers. All are figures who differ and complement each other.
This fascinating book thus traces the history of a national fascination that is being built, unravelling doubts and controversies, and brilliantly celebrating the very Napoleonic art of building its own myth.
- Dimensions :
- 13,5 x 21 x 2,5 cm
- Museum :
- Musée et domaine nationaux du château de Fontainebleau
- EAN :
- Size of the book :
- Paperback with flap
- Reference :
- Author :
- Xavier Mauduit