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The Age of Napoleon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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.
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Materials List
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.