Napoleonic Wars at the European Library
April 14, 2009 6:26 AM   Subscribe

To go, or not to go? that is the question;--/Whether 'tis better for my views to suffer/The ease and quiet of yon hated rival,/Or to take arms against the haughty people,/And by invading end them? The Napoleonic Wars, in word, image and map, at the European Library.

A "graphic novel" of the death of General Moreau during the Russian campaign.
The retreat from Moscow.
Pitt and Napoleon dividing the world like a giant pudding.
Botero's Napoleon (not really).
A map and account of the Waterloo Campaign.
An incredible Russian poster from 1914.

(It's not in the exhibition as far as I can see, but it should be, the Charles Minard infographic of the Russian Campaign.)
posted by OmieWise (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome. This site is pretty Sharpe.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:49 AM on April 14, 2009 [2 favorites]

Patrick Harper roared with delight as he leaped over the parapet, ready to check out the links with his large hands.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:18 AM on April 14, 2009

Very nice, instantly bookmarked—thanks!

The text on the "incredible Russian poster" reads:
Хочу быть Наполеономъ [I want to be Napoleon]
Что же, пожалуйста, мы поможем. [Sure thing, go ahead, we'll help.]
posted by languagehat at 9:14 AM on April 14, 2009

That's a great site, OmieWise.
posted by Kattullus at 9:29 AM on April 14, 2009

Found, of course, from peacay's bookmarks.
posted by OmieWise at 9:41 AM on April 14, 2009

Wow! Thanks.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 11:57 AM on April 14, 2009

The Napoleonic theme drew me in, but the broader European Library site is a fantastic resource as well. Thanks very much for the post.
posted by Urban Hermit at 7:17 PM on April 14, 2009

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