Napoleon Essay Topics

French Revolution

Although an autocrat, Napoleon is revered by many as the son of the French Revolution as he single-handedly implemented the ideas of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”. Napoleon implemented the ideologies of French Revolution which were derived from the Enlightenment by introducing the Napoleonic Code, lycee and baculerrate education, constitutions and meritocracy. These reforms could have… View Article

Napoleon on Elba

In 1801 Jacques-Louis David brought the world a painting called Bonaparte Crossing the Great Saint Bernard Pass. Thirty three years before in 1768 John Singleton Copley brought us a work called simply Paul Revere. Both paintings are classics and the subjects of each painting are interchangeable. Two different lives, two different continents, at two different… View Article

Napoleon Revolution

Napoleon Bonaparte did maintain the ideals of the French Revolution to some extent. He kept many of the changes that came with the Revolution. In the important areas such as the economy, the government and society and in religion, he succeeded in achieving the goals of the Revolution France was in a state of a… View Article

Napoleon Bonaparte – Hero or Villain?

Some men are born heroes while others earn the title after their death. Either way, a hero’s life and his achievements are cemented in the history of the world and become timeless. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) is known today as one of the most intelligent and skilled leaders to have ever lived. He is also known… View Article

Napoleon’s Fatal March

While immeasurable literature on Napoleonic Wars exists, there are still some mysteries yet to be unveiled on the comprehension of both wars and the circumstances in which they came to. Perhaps the major mystery concerns the role of Russia in international relations in the Napoleonic era, misunderstood both in Russia and in other parts of… View Article

Napoleon Bonaparte DBQ

The ideals of the French Revolution were “Equality, Liberty, and Fraternity,” but the methods that were used to fulfill these goals were complicated. During the Reign of Terror, about 40,000 people were guillotined because of Maximilien Robespierre. He thought that “Liberty could not be secured unless criminals lose their heads”. Napoleon Bonaparte, a Revolutionary hero,… View Article

Napoleon despot

“Napoleon I is sometimes called the greatest enlightened despot. Evaluate this assessment in terms of Napoleon I’s policies and accomplishments. Be sure to include a definition of enlightened despotism in your answer.”(1981 – #4) “Napoleon was a child of the Enlightenment.” Assess the validity of the statement. Use examples referring to specific aspects of the… View Article