Napoleonic Memory in Nineteenth-Century France: The Making of a Liberal Legend

  title={Napoleonic Memory in Nineteenth-Century France: The Making of a Liberal Legend},
  author={Sudhir Hazareesingh},
  pages={747 - 773}
After his departure into exile in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte became the object of a veritable popular cult, in which his memory as a warrior, ruler, and upholder of the values of the French Revolution was celebrated-first by Bonapartist and Jacobin republican groups under the Restoration, then (after 1830) by the official institutions of the July Monarchy and the Second Empire. The Napoleon cult also flourished in literature, notably in the works of Balzac, Stendhal and Hugo.' The political and… 
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