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Contrasted opinions respecting the new emperor

“Two tiers of single English figures expressing appropriate opinions about the coronation of Napoleon.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker. Title: Contrasted opinions respecting the new...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 May 2022

A phantasmagoria, or, A review of old times

“A magician stands full face with uplifted sabre held over the heads of two figures from the past whom he has called up, and who stand within a magic circle. He displays them to their modern descendants, a tall stout Frenchman plainly dressed, wearing...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Apr 2022

Rousseau and Revolution

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar at Montclair State University is hosting a lecture by Francesco Toto on “Rousseau and Revolution in the Second Discourse.” Graduate students in pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University may...

A merry go-round in honor of the peace

A satire on the Peace of Amiens between France and England, with caricatures of national figures (Holland, Russia, Britain, Spain, Turkey and Prussia) dancing to Napoleon’s tune. Napoleon stands at right with pipe and tambourine singing ‘Ah ci-ira,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Feb 2022

A friendly address to the volunteers of Great Britain

Title: A friendly address to the volunteers of Great Britain. Manufacture: Hitchin : J. Bedford, printer, 1803. Catalog record 63 803 H675 Acquired April 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Jan 2022

Politics and News Media in the United States

All news reports adopt positions that are essentially political in nature (whether consciously or unconsciously), by presenting social issues through their selection of interview subjects, quotes, framing, interpretation, and commentary. Political philosophies...

A game at chess

“Bonaparte (left) and Cornwallis play chess. Bonaparte, not caricatured, alert and military, wearing his large plumed cocked hat, leans forward, pointing to his move; his left arm lies on the table and in his left hand is his sheathed sabre. He says:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2021

Chateaubriand Fellowships

The call for applications is now open for the Chateaubriand Fellowships for doctoral research in France during the 2022-2023 academic year. The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program presents the fellowships: “The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered...

Britannia correcting an unruly boy

“Britannia, tall and powerful, holds Napoleon across her knee, and raises a birch rod to thrash his bleeding posterior. She wears Roman draperies, with corslet and plumed helmet. The rod is tied with a ribbon inscribed: ‘United Kingdoms’. She says:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Dec 2021

Olympic games, or, John Bull introducing his new ambassador

“Napoleon (right) stands between two Russians; one (left) he strikes on the chin with his fist, saying, “There Sir take that, and tel your Master, I’ll thras every one who dares to speak to me I’ll thrash all the World D -me I’ll, I’ll I,’ll...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Dec 2021

The Corsican dissected

Title: The Corsican dissected [graphic]. Publication: London : Pubd. Aug. 14, 1803, by W. Holland, No. 11 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, [14 August 1803] Catalog Record 803.08.14.01+ Acquired January 2021
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Nov 2021

Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc

“The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2021

The Protocols of Zion and the roots of a racist forgery

Down the centuries Jewish people have been blamed for everything from the Black Death to the Russian Revolution. But rarely has such race hate found more cogent expression than in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols purports to be the verbatim...
From: Mathew Lyons on 28 Oct 2021

Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers

Title: Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers, upon their enrolment [sic]. Manufacture: Hitchin : Printed by J. Bedford, August 31, 1803. Catalog Record 63 803 H675En Acquired April 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2021

French volunteers marching to the conquest of Great Britain

“A mounted officer with drawn sabre heads a procession of ‘Volunteers’ linked by a chain to his horse and to each other. The horse is a well-bred animal with handsome trappings, but the rider is lean and has torn breeches. He is followed by a file...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Sep 2021

Feeling Safe and Secure in 1815

By Beatrice de Graaf For many years, I have been fascinated with questions regarding how countries, states, and societies exit a war and attempt to restore peace and security. If works such as Paul Schroeder’s The Transformation of Europe or,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Aug 2021

Napoleon II (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem appeared in Victor Hugo’s Chants des Crepuscules (1835) and was translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. It celebrates Napoleon’s son, Napoleon, who died too young and had no contact with father after the emperor was exiled to St Helena....

The introduction of the Pope to the Convocation at Oxford

“A satire on the approaching election for the Chancellorship of Oxford University. Grenville, dressed as a cardinal, heads a small procession towards the Devil, who wears a robe on which is a large cross, and holds the bland mask with which he has been...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Aug 2021

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