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    Okay, the title was admittedly very vague, so I will explain what exactly I meant.

    I am undertaking some research for coursework, into an area of history that interests me, this being the Napoleonic era.

    BUT, we need to make our 3000 word essay focus on a single character, which will obviously be Napoleon. And we need to argue for and against a certain issue that directly links with that character. I was wondering if anyone had any revision notes on the era (as all I have is a million 500 page books from the library... I need some concise ground information!)

    Also, any ideas for essay titles, and focuses would be highly appreciated, to help me come to a conclusion.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    I’m afraid I haven’t studied that era but I hope this site will be of some use http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/aleve...napoleon.shtml. I told myself I would take a look at it last summer as research for the 'History of Revolutions' summer school but never got around to it!
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    Thank you very much, ill take a detailed look when im not so busy, lol. Anyone else able to offer some help?
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    (Original post by RobbieC)
    BUT, we need to make our 3000 word essay focus on a single character, which will obviously be Napoleon. And we need to argue for and against a certain issue that directly links with that character. I was wondering if anyone had any revision notes on the era (as all I have is a million 500 page books from the library... I need some concise ground information!)

    Also, any ideas for essay titles, and focuses would be highly appreciated, to help me come to a conclusion.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    i studied SO much on napoleon for my A level (Chnaging Nature of Warfare) so i have loads...you could look at him being a good leader or not and compare positive views of Napoleon eg David Chandler with another (sorry i forget the name, i completely have tried to forget all my work on Napoleon)...I did my coursework on Hitler, a good tip is to ask a broader question eg, how can an individual effect the course of history? you dont need to answer it but could say..."napoleon dod this..blah blah blah...but on a broader scale in answering this question we are (etc etc etc) looking at whether an individual and affect the whole course of history" - sorry badly written but if you pm me I could explain a bit better.

    I'll try and post some notes I have on Napoleon up here for you - although they may not be that useful as they look at Napoleonic warfare really but it may give you the background knowledge etc
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    ohkay...here is a very poor essay on Napoleon's leadership...i dont know if it will help very much as it is quite bad but its something i guess

    ive also just added one that analyses strategy from 1794 to 1871 or something like that - i know ive mentioned Napoleon in there - again i didn't get a very good grade for it.

    will dig out my powerpoint slides and notes from somewhere in my computer for you that actually directly relate to Napoleon instead if you want?
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    i studied Napoleon at AS history... (unfortunately) i think the key issues are in my opinion (tho we never did a self study essay thing, so ignore me if what i'm talking about is pointless) :

    *his leadership... propaganda campaign and how he maintained this. I.e his authority was based on his heroic image. -Without this, he's screwed!

    *his foreign policy... battles was his thing. He was skilled in this area...

    *how he stood for so-called liberal ideas but was still heavily into discipline and authority. Wanted order of society etc

    *his background... he came from Corsica rem? He really had to work his way up cos of the issues at the time that meant meritocracy was just unheard of really...

    *his 100 days... Idea of accident of history etc how he seized control of France yet again after being exiled on Elba...

    etc etc...
    lol. i can't think of any more! Gosh, i can't believe i could recall all this from memory! lol -Shame i could'nt do that in the exam...

    lol, hope that helps!
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    (Original post by *skye*)
    i studied Napoleon at AS history... (unfortunately) i think the key issues are in my opinion (tho we never did a self study essay thing, so ignore me if what i'm talking about is pointless) :

    *his leadership... propaganda campaign and how he maintained this. I.e his authority was based on his heroic image. -Without this, he's screwed!

    *his foreign policy... battles was his thing. He was skilled in this area...

    *how he stood for so-called liberal ideas but was still heavily into discipline and authority. Wanted order of society etc

    *his background... he came from Corsica rem? He really had to work his way up cos of the issues at the time that meant meritocracy was just unheard of really...

    *his 100 days... Idea of accident of history etc how he seized control of France yet again after being exiled on Elba...

    etc etc...
    lol. i can't think of any more! Gosh, i can't believe i could recall all this from memory! lol -Shame i could'nt do that in the exam...

    lol, hope that helps!
    hehe your suddenly bringing back bad memories of exams - nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o
 
 
 
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