Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Beik, William, 1941-

Department

Department of History

Abstract

In this thesis, I have attempted to describe the arts, music, and literature of the Napoleonic Age. In doing so, I have included England, France, and Germany. In order to understand the mind and manner of Napoleon, I have included historical background and pre-existing styles of this age. In order to fully understand the Napoleonic Age, I found it necessary to include important information about Corsica, Napoleon’s birthplace, Josephine and Marie Louise, Napoleon’s wives, and Napoleon himself. This information helps give the reader a common reference point concerning why Napoleon would act in a certain way. My research included extensive bibliography, listening to The Eroica, and reviewing museum guide books. I studied works by famous persons of the Napoleonic Era, including David, Chateaubriand, Wordsworth, Goethe, Paisiello, and Beethoven. I concluded that the characteristics of the Napoleonic Age closely resemble and imitate those of the co-existing Romantic period.

Comments

Includes bibliographic references.

Extent

29 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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