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: the birth of the Roi de Rome



- 'Etruscan carafe' vase: Baptism of the Roi de Rome
- Bust of the Roi de Rome aged six months
- Commemorative stamp marking the bicentenary of the Roi de Rome's birth
- Marie-Louise, Empress of the French, and the Roi de Rome, by François Gérard

- Portrait of the Roi de Rome, by Jean-Baptiste Isabey
- Portrait of the Roi de Rome, by Pierre Paul Prud'hon
- Portrait of the Roi de Rome in blue vest, by Jean-Baptiste Isabey
- The Roi de Rome (print)

- The Roi de Rome's cradle

- The Roi de Rome and the helmet of Mars, by Jean-Baptiste Isabey



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