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The Exorcism: Ridding France of the Devil Napoleon

Cartoon of a group of people fighting a flying figure


The seal in the foreground, with its fleur–de–lys, indicates a return to royalism after France’s liberation from Napoleon. In addition, the secularism associated with the Revolution is countered with the image’s reference to the religious practice of exorcism.

This source is a part of the The Napoleonic Experience teaching module.


Title in French
Die Exorcisten


Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 73 (pièces 9503-9634), Restauration et Cent-Jours.

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"The Exorcism: Ridding France of the Devil Napoleon," in World History Commons, [accessed February 22, 2024]