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Napoleon and the Shroud
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tony CASTRO
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australia
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Nicole Starbuck
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin’s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition’s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte.
“The” Athenaeum
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nicole Starbuck
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1831 - Publisher:

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Funerary Arts and Tomb Cult
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: SuzanneGlover Lindsay
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Even before the upheaval of the Revolution, France sought a new formal language for a regenerated nation. Nowhere is this clearer than in its tombs, some among its most famous modern sculpture-rarely discussed as funerary projects. Unlike other art-historical studies of tombs, this one frames sculptural examples within the full spectrum of the material funerary arts of the period, along with architecture and landscape. This book further widens the standard scope to shed new and needed light on the interplay of the funerary arts, tomb cult, and the mentalities that shaped them in France, over a period famous for profound and often violent change. Suzanne Glover Lindsay also brings the abundant recent work on the body to the funerary arts and tomb cult for the first time, confronting cultural and aesthetic issues through her examination of a celebrated sculptural type, the recumbent effigy of the deceased in death. Using many unfamiliar period sources, this study reinterprets several famous tombs and funerals and introduces significant enterprises that are little known today to suggest the prominent place held by tomb cult in nineteenth-century France. Images of the tombs complement the text to underline sculpture's unique formal power in funerary mode.
The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Adolphe Thiers
Categories: France
Type: BOOK - Published: 1876 - Publisher:

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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Barbara Frale
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Maverick House

The Templars and the Shroud of Christ is the second book in this series by Vatican historian, Barbara Frale. The Knights Templar – the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages – almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that is now kept in Turin. Worshipped in a relentlessly secret manner, and known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order’s officials, the swathe of fabric was kept in the central treasury of the Knights Templar, who were known for their expertise in the field of relics. In an age of doctrinal confusion, the shroud might have represented for the Knights Templar a powerful antidote against the spread of heresy. By tracing faint clues concerning the shroud’s movements during medieval times, Barbara Frale reaches back into the centuries and explores complex hypotheses on the shroud’s origins and offers a new viewpoint on this controversial relic.
The Wellington and Napoleon Quartet: Young Bloods, The Generals, Fire and Sword, Fields of Death
Language: en
Pages: 1536
Authors: Simon Scarrow
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-21 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Simon Scarrow's four classic novels based on the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte are published together in one superb-value ebook volume not to be missed by readers of Bernard Cornwell. Arthur, Duke of Wellington, and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte were adversaries on an epic scale. Across Europe and beyond, the armies of Great Britain and France clashed, from the Iberian Peninsula to India, from Austerlitz to the final confrontation at Waterloo. What drove the two clever, ambitious, determined men who masterminded these military campaigns? How did the underdog from Corsica develop the strategic military skills and the political cunning that gave him power over swathes of Europe? And how did Wellington, born to be a leader, hone his talents and drive an army to victory after victory? From an outstanding historian and novelist come four epic novels, now available in one volume for the first time, which tell the full story of both these men, from their very early days till the momentous battle at Waterloo which decided the future of Europe. INCLUDES MAPS
Napoleon and Blücher
Language: en
Pages: 507
Authors: Luise Mühlbach
Categories: Germany
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

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The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-02 - Publisher: Litres

"The Great Shadow and other Napoleonic Tales", is an Action & Adventure novel published in 1892. The novel takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English-Scottish border city called West Inch. The Great Shadow refers to the Napoleon’s influence and his reputation that forms a shadow over West Inch.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
Language: en
Pages: 598
Authors: Henry Lee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1837 - Publisher:

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The Napoleonic Novels: The Rover & Suspense
Language: en
Pages: 650
Authors: Joseph Conrad
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-12 - Publisher: e-artnow

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Napoleonic Novels: The Rover & Suspense" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Rover is a novel by Joseph Conrad, written between 1921 and 1922. It was first published in 1923. The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power, and the French-English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Suspense: A Napoleonic Novel is the last novel of Joseph Conrad and was published in 1925. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Table of Contents: Novels The Rover (1923) Suspense: A Napoleonic Novel (1925) Memoirs & Letters A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography and Critical Essays Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad, A Personal Remembrance by Ford Madox Ford Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf
The Reliquary Effect
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Cynthia Hahn
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

From skeletons to strips of cloth to little pieces of dust, reliquaries can be found in many forms, and while sometimes they may seem grotesque on their surface, they are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. In this book, Cynthia Hahn offers the first full survey in English of the societal value of reliquaries, showing how they commemorate religious and historical events and, more important, inspire awe, faith, and, for many, the miraculous. Hahn looks deeply into the Christian tradition, examining relics and reliquaries throughout history and around the world, going from the earliest years of the cult of saints through to the post-Reformation response. She looks at relic footprints, incorrupt bodies, the Crown of Thorns, the Shroud of Turin, and many other renowned relics, and she shows how the architectural creation of sacred space and the evocation of the biblical tradition of the temple is central to the reliquary’s numinous power. She also discusses relics from other traditions—especially from Buddhism and Islam—and she even looks at how reliquaries figure in contemporary art. Fascinatingly illustrated throughout, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the enduring power of sacred objects.