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 timeline, an article or two, some biographies, a few images, and a bibliography, in short a close-up on a topic related to the First and Second French Empires. You can search for other close-ups either by keyword or by theme.

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A close-up on: Napoleon crowned king of Italy, 26 May 1805 in Milan



- Napoleon I, King of Italy, oil on canvas by Andrea Appiani
- Prince Eugène viceroy of Italy, oil on canvas by Andrea Appiani
- Napoleon returns to Rome the lawcode, sketch attributed to Jacques-Louis David
- Woman in white (Auguste-Amélie, vice-reine of Italy), study by Giuseppe Bossi
- Veduta della piazza del Duomo col Palazzo Reale in Milano (View of the piazza del Duomo with the Palazzo Reale in Milan), eau-forte de Francesco Bellemo
- Veduta della R.Villa Bonaparte presa dai Giardini Pubblici di Milano (View of the Villa Bonaparte seen from the Giardini Pubblici in Milan), residence of viceroy Eugène de Beauharnais



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