5:45 – 7:45 pm
In exploring the life of Napoleon and the history of France during his times, this course will consider the legacy of the legendary ruler. We will examine the revolutionary context of his rise to military leadership and political power; the coup of 18 Brumaire; legal reforms, including the Civil Code; the conquest and political reordering of much of continental Europe; his military triumphs and the disastrous Russian campaign; and the Hundred Days and Waterloo.
Frank A. Biletz holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in British and Irish history and a secondary field in modern German history. He is currently Lecturer in History at Loyola University Chicago.
Ten sessions, $210.
Blaufarb, Rafe. Napoleon: Symbol for an Age. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. ISBN: 978-0312431105
Dwyer, Philip, ed. Napoleon and Europe. Longman, 2003. ISBN: 978-0582318373
Englund, Steven. Napoleon: A Political Life. Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN: 978-0674018037
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.