An international scholarly online history journal on First and Second Empire subjects: articles, bibliographies, book reviews, in english and in french

Delve deeper into Napoleonic history here in our section on the history of the two empires. Alongside a section for those just starting, there are many articles, images with commentary, close-ups and special dossiers for the serious Napoleonic enthusiast.

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A close-up on: the great British and French universal exhibitions during the Second Empire



- Official catalogue of The Great Exhibition (1851) (external link)
- Albert Prince Consort's speech given at a banquet at the Mansion House on 21 March, 1849, regarding the Great Exhibition of 1851

- Charles Dickens and Richard Horne, "The Great Exhibition and the Little One" Household Words, Saturday July 5, 1851 p. 356-60

- Théophile Gautier, "Account of the Universal Exhibition of 1867"
Théophile Gautier wrote six accounts of the Universal Exhibition of 1867 for Le Moniteur universel. The fifth article was dedicated entirely to a visit to the Suez Isthmus pavilion

- Guide to the Paris Exposition universelle of 1867, Pol de Guy, Paris 1866 (external link, in French)
- The authorised report on the Paris Exposition universelle of 1867, a periodical of 60 issues (external link, in French)



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