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The Resource The Caesar of Paris : Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire, Susan Jaques

The Caesar of Paris : Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire, Susan Jaques

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The Caesar of Paris : Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire
Title
The Caesar of Paris
Title remainder
Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire
Statement of responsibility
Susan Jaques
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Language
eng
Summary
"Napoleon is one of history's most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome--both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See--have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon's dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into "the new Rome"--Europe's cultural capital--through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His initiatives and his aggressive pursuit of antiquities and classical treasures from Italy gave Paris much of the classical beauty we know and adore today. Napoleon had a tradition of appropriating from past military greats to legitimize his regime--Alexander the Great during his invasion of Egypt, Charlemagne during his coronation as emperor, even Frederick the Great when he occupied Berlin. But it was ancient Rome and the Caesars that held the most artistic and political influence and would remain his lodestars. Whether it was the Arc de Triomphe, the Venus de Medici in the Louvre, or the gorgeous works of Antonio Canova, Susan Jaques brings Napoleon to life as never before."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jaques, Susan
Dewey number
944.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • France
  • Paris (France)
  • Imperialism in popular culture
  • Civilization
  • Imperialism in popular culture
  • France
  • France
  • ART / Art & Politics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
  • HISTORY / World
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The Caesar of Paris : Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire, Susan Jaques
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-551) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. Directory -- Part two. Consulate -- Part three. Imperium -- Part four. A new Rome -- Part five. Principate -- Part six. Capital of the Universe -- Part seven. Dynasty -- Part eight. The fall -- Part nine. Legacy
Control code
on1023544162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 576 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778693
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The Caesar of Paris : Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the artistic obsession that shaped an empire, Susan Jaques
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-551) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part one. Directory -- Part two. Consulate -- Part three. Imperium -- Part four. A new Rome -- Part five. Principate -- Part six. Capital of the Universe -- Part seven. Dynasty -- Part eight. The fall -- Part nine. Legacy
Control code
on1023544162
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 576 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778693
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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