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Napoleonic Literature

Language: English

Edited by John Schneider

The site presents classic Napoleonic literature in electronic format, bibliographies of Napoleonic fiction, poetry, drama, essays and films, as well as memoirs, diaries and correspondence, both female and male. In addition, it offers electronic books and a discussion forum, which one can join.

Napoleonic Guide

Language: English

Edited by Richard Moore

Napoleonic Guide offers extensive materials and information about the person of Napoleon and his time, about warfare, art, and film. It gives plenty of space to topics relating to warfare; one can find sections on weapons, battle maps, the line up of regiments, and uniforms. However, using it for scholarly purposes is problematic since references to the original source are often missing.


Language: German

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Gersmann, University of Cologne, Historical Seminar ÷ The History of the Early Modern Period

The Online-Lexicon ŃNapoleon BonaparteŃ gives a broad public the possibility to quickly get information on essential dates, facts, and terms. This offering tries to take into account different aspects of NapoleonÔs actions and their effects. It introduces central personalities and presents as well important political events, the cultural arena, and ÷ in recognition of the location of the project ÷ NapoleonÔs connection to Aachen.

The Napoleon Series

Language: English

Edited by Robert Burnham

The Napoleon Series is an all-volunteer educational project. Recently Napoleon Series has entered into a partnership with the German Napoleonic website Napoleon Online. In addition to historical facts about the Napoleonic period, you can find over 8500 articles, maps, illustrations, reviews, photographs and short biographies as well as a host of online articles on different topics.

Napoleon Online 

Language: German

Edited by Markus Stein

Napoleon Online is the Follow-up-platform of the German-language magazine "Depesche" published during the 1990s, and co-operates with the website Napoleon Series. It aims above all to build upon the written "Depesche" papers an electronic, German-language, bibliography with articles relating to Organisational structures and uniforms of armies, Campaigns and wars of 1792 ÷ 1815 and Soldier's daily life.


Language: English, French

The site is run by the Fondation Napoléon, Paris

The Fondation Napoléon runs two sites. This site is dedicated above all to Napoleonic primary sources put here at the disposal of enthusiasts, researchers and historians via the Internet, using the key word search. In addition, visitors to the site will find information about the Code Civil, printed working documents of the conseil dÔetat, letters from Napoléon I to Bigot de Préameneu and drawings from the Collection Houdetot.


Language: English, French

Second Internet-Site run by the Fondation Napoléon, Paris

A major aim of the Fondation Napoléon is to tell the history of the First and Second Empires and the Napoleonic heritage to a wider public. The site presents a broad number of texts, pictures, biographies and bibliographies. An online-search of pictures of the epoque is offered as well.

Special Research Area (Sonderforschungsbereich): War Experiences. War and Society in the Modern Period

Language: German

Online presentation of the Special Research Area (Sonderforschungsbereich) 437: War Experiences, War and Society in the Modern Period, at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dieter Langewiesche. 

This Special Research Area, set up on 1. January 1999 in Tübingen, brings together two current strands in the research discussion: the history of war in the humanities and cultural studies, and then a concept of experience that is to be established as a guiding category for cultural studies. This page also introduces the participants and the themes of their projects.


Language: English

Manchester Computing, University of Manchester

Copac is a union catalogue and provides free access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.

Special Research Area (Sonderforschungsbereich): Memory Cultures

Language: German, English

Online presentation of the Special Research Area (Sonderforschungsbereich) 434: Memory Cultures at the Justus-Liebig-University Giežen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Reulecke

The Giežen Special Research Area │Memory Culturesń is exploring the content and form of cultural memories from antiquity up to the 20th century. The website introduces the projects as well as the participants and working groups of the Collaborative Research Centre.

Epoche Napoleon

Language: German

Edited by Michael Gnessner

The website, addressed to fans and anybody interested in the Napoleonic epoch, has existed for two years now. It offers among others biographies of notabilities, textes of contemporaries as well as descriptions of historical events from the French Revolution to Waterloo.

Center of Napoleonic Studies (Pultusk School of Humanities)

Language: Polish

Edited by Krzysztof Ostrowski

Online presentation of the Center of Napoleonic Studies at the Pultusk School of Humanities, one of the largest and most renowned private universities in Poland. The website introduces the projects of the Center and contains some interesting scientific articles - unfortunately only in Polish.

1812 Year

Language: Russian, English

Edited by Oleg Poliakov

The Russian portal '1812 year' as a virtual museum-project started in 1998. Currently the project includes among others a Library. This collection of mainly Russian sources contains 45 complete well-illustrated texts of memoirs and diaries, letters, fiction novels, historical treatises, various verses and songs about 1812 Patriotic war, some books written by modern writers, etc. All books are annotated and available in html, text and zip-archive formats. The bibliography section of the Library is under the constant update and includes list of the books about Napoleon period of history published in Russian and foreign languages in 1800-2000.


Language: Polish, German, English 

Edited by Wlodzimierz Nabywaniec

The site presents a big number of biographies of persons known from their activity in Napoleonic Äpoque, varied analyses of most Napoleonic campaigns and battles performed by emperor of French ans also informations about literature. The intention of the editors is to present the most interesting topics, that are connects with the history of Duchy of Warsaw.

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