Napoleon's Paris

A Guide to the Napoleonic Sites of the Consulate and First French Empire 1799–1815

David Buttery

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential rulers in European history. Renowned as a military commander, he was also a great statesman, administrator, lawmaker and builder - and his civic achievements outlived and arguably eclipsed his victories on the battlefield.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
70 color & black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526749475
Pages : 264
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential rulers in European history. Renowned as a military commander, he was also a great statesman, administrator, lawmaker and builder – and his civic achievements outlived and arguably eclipsed his victories on the battlefield. Yet while there are a host of biographies and studies of his military and political career, few books have been written about his connections with Paris, the capital of his empire, where many remarkable buildings and monuments date from his time in power. That is why David Buttery’s highly illustrated guidebook to Napoleon’s Paris is such a timely and valuable addition to the literature designed for visitors to the city.

Many of the most famous sites in the city were built or enhanced on Napoleon’s instructions or are closely associated with him and with the period of the First French Empire – the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Hôtel des Invalides, Musée de l'Armée, Notre Dame Cathedral, Père-Lachaise Cemetery among them. David Buttery’s guide covers them all in evocative detail. His work is essential reading for every visitor to Paris who is keen to gain an insight into the influence of Napoleon on the city and the tumultuous period in French history in which he was the dominant figure.

About The Author
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David Buttery has established a reputation as a leading historian of nineteenth-century British military history and he has made a particular study of the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars.

He has worked as a tour guide for several companies and has led tours of the Waterloo campaign battlefields.

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