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Napoleon: A Political Animal

Thursday, March 7th 12:00 – 14:00 (EST)

Join Professor Rafe Blaufarb in a captivating online masterclass, “Napoleon: A Political Animal,” delving into the complex persona of Napoleon Bonaparte. This two-hour event offers a fascinating journey into the heart and mind of one of history’s most influential figures. In the first part of the masterclass, Professor Blaufarb provides a comprehensive overview of Napoleon’s early years and rise to prominence, offering insights into the forces that would shape the course of his political journey, and mold the political animal he would become. The second part of the masterclass focuses on a pivotal period in Napoleon’s reign—the short-lived era of peace (1802-1804) and the incredible range of lasting accomplishments he achieved during this brief period, to lay the groundwork for fundamental French institutions and civil reforms.

Professor Rafe Blaufarb, a leading authority on Napoleon and the French Revolution, brings a wealth of expertise and research to unravel the enigma of Napoleon’s political persona and gain a deeper appreciation for his enduring influence.

The webinar will include a 10-minute break and two Q&A sessions. Participants will receive a handout and will also get a chance to submit a question in advance.

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Professor Rafe Blaufarb is a professor of history at Florida State University. and a specialist in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. A Ben Weider eminent scholar in Napeoleonic studies, he directs the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution – the only graduate program in the United States devoted solely to the historical study of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era .
His publications include:
  • The Revolutionary Atlantic: Republican Visions, 1760-1830
  • The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property
  • Napoleonic Foot Soldiers and Civilians and Napoleon: A Symbol for an Age.
Professor Blaufarb studied at Amherst College, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. He has received fellowships and research grants from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, Camargo Foundation, Newberry Library, as well as a Bourse Châteaubriand, and has also taught at Auburn University, Université Paul-Valéry III (Montpellier) and the Sorbonne University in Paris.


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Host: Sylvia Davis

Professor Rafe Blaufarb, Professor of History at Florida State University