George Mason University: "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution: Brumaire, Bonaparte's Justification and The Napoleonic Experience"

Read Napoleon's justification of his coup d'état, focusing on the ways in which he describes his relationship to the revolution. Then, read the essays about the Napoleonic era to understand how French political life changed after Napoleon came to power. Make sure to read all four pages of "The Napoleonic Experience".

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