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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Bibliographies : The Mexican campaign, 1862-1867
In pictures : The crossing of the bridge at Arcole - Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile
Dossier thématiques : A close-up on: the Mexican campaign, 1862-1867


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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: Robert Lefèvre (1755-1830), portrait painter



- General Bonaparte and his chief of staff, general Berthier, at the Battle of Marengo
- Charles-Pierre-François Augereau, duc de Castiglione, Maréchal de France (1757-1816)
- Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (1755-1830)  
- Marie-Letizia Bonaparte, née Ramolino, Madame Mère (1750-1836)  
- Napoleon Ist, Emperor of the French (1769-1821) 
- Savary, duc de Rovigo (1774-1833) 
- The marquis de Fontanes dressed as Grand-Maître of the University



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