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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 28–31.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Monica Brzezinski Potkay Darius A. Spieth. Napoleon's Sorcerers: The Sophisians (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 2007). Pp. 215. 49 b/w + 17 color ills. $65 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay The Secret Napoleonic Code...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Amanda Strasik In 1811, Pierre‐Paul Prud'hon painted an allegorical portrait of the infant Napoleon II for Empress Marie‐Louise, Napoleon's second wife and the child's mother, that was exhibited publicly at the Paris Salon the following year. Prud'hon's painting is distinctive because it lacks...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
... explored in the context of the loss of the American colonies and Britain's role in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars—served two competing purposes in mid-eighteenth-century Britain. While, on the one hand, improvers acknowledged the transience of imperial power by arguing that now was the time to build...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Eleanor Morecroft The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars produced a new generation of military authors and artists who recounted their wartime experiences with unprecedented vividness and immediacy. Exploring the intense conflict and suffering of men at war while also underscoring their virtue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
...), for example, o‘ering a thinly disguised allegory of Napoleon.3 Napoleon himself, of course, has long been regarded as a historical ˜gure who operates within and against the Romantic imagination.4 Yet, despite obvious parallels between Napo- leon and Victor Frankenstein, scholars have typically read...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... and that Napoleon was the Beast of the Apocalypse prophesied in the Revelation of St. John. Piozzi’s millenarianism has been ridiculed or downplayed by scholars, including her biographer James L. Clifford, who attributes her “silly specu- lations” to the lack of the “restraining influence” of Johnson, who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to certain death. A much-altered political landscape leads to a much different vision of military heroism in Tony Halliday’s account of Isabey and Vernet’s Revue du Quintidi (1799). He argues that this drawing was part of a failed cam- paign by Lucien and Napoleon Bonaparte to establish a constitutional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the requirements of political integration demanded by the French majority. The last two chapters in Obstinate Hebrews focus on Jews in the revo- lutionary and Napoleonic periods, respectively. In a two-year period, the National Assembly took up issues relating to Jews some thirty-two times, ultimately...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 39–59.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., confirmed by the 1814 Du Haut en Bas ou les Causes et les Effets or, From Top to Bottom, an engraving from an unknown hand that depicts Napoleon Bonaparte as a Colossus, aided by stilts, spanning from Madrid to Moscow (figure 3).20 The stilts are snapping, about to collapse under the weight...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 164–180.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., and intellectual turmoil in Europe in the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. In a letter to the Russian Count Uwarow (18 May 1818) concerning the genesis of the Divan, Goethe reminisces: “In terrible and unbearable times when I could not physically remove myself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... grappling with the reality of war and its lasting e˜ects.2 It was, after all, an era of almost incessant war, from the English Civil Wars through the revolutionary and Napoleonic battles at the turn of the nineteenth century.3 The Age of Rea- son is also the Age of War an age, then, far beyond the scope...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 110–116.
Published: 01 January 2018
... chapter turns to the wartime poetry, from the Napoleonic era, by Feli- cia Hemans, Anna Barbauld, and the less-known Anne Grant, suggesting that women authors sought with their verse to publicize their concerns about global war (69). Gottlieb’s fourth chapter takes up the less-frequently read...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and Napoleonic wars, combined with the intellectual advance of the Greek Revival, caused the Aegean to become an increasing focus of interest and marked the critical turn- ing point in our story. In recent years much misunderstanding has been gener- ated over the acquisition of the Elgin Marbles, and Scott’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 135–141.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Martins, eds. Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2005). Pp. 279. $25. ISBN 0-226-16472-1 Englund, Steven. Napoleon: A Political Life (New York: Scribner, 2004). Pp. 575. $35. ISBN 0-684-87142-4 Fara, Patricia. Newton: The Making of Genius (New York: Columbia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... was also a common way to facilitate career advancement, especially during the Napoleonic Wars.16 In addition to Johnson, sixteen Irish physicians served as medical officers in the British army or navy abroad, or in militias at home. Several physi- cians not only had educational experiences similar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... at Peterloo; none of these earns the title of war, civil or otherwise. We grant a certain status I hesitate to call it legitimacy to matters associated with war, in the eigh- teenth century and beyond. As Ramsey notes, in the wake of the world wars propelled by Napoleonic France, Carl von Clausewitz...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., was a crucial sphere of Enlightenment. The battlefields and the bivouacs of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, in particular, shaped the distinctive practices and experiences of the so-called “military Enlightenment,” through which ordinary soldiers and officers alike could be humanized, as Eleanor...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... songs giving indirect expression to Jacobite or nationalistic sentiment were a particular feature of this movement, as we see in “Royal Blackbird” (celebrat- ing the Old Chevalier), “The Green Linnet” (Napoleon) and “The Blackbird of Avondale” (Charles Stewart Parnell). The whimsical verbal play...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 115–126.
Published: 01 April 2009
...). Pp. 202. $47.50. ISBN 978-0-8387-5712-3 Buickerood, James G., ed. Eighteenth-Century Thought 3 (New York: AMS, 2007). Pp. 446. $121.50. ISBN 0-404-63763-9 Burton, June K. Napoleon and the Woman Question: Discourses of the Other Sex in French Education, Medicine, and Medical Law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... those cowritten because they inev- itably bring the reader closer to individual editors’ interpretive insights. Janet Todd and Antje Blank introduce Persuasion by surveying the pub- lished responses to the Napoleonic wars available to Austen on 8 August 1815, when she began writing the novel...