Primary Source

His Monument: Napoleon's Past and Future Are FIlled With Dead Bodies

Cartoon of mocking statue to Napoleon

Annotation

This Janus–like figuration of Napoleon haunts the viewer as it suggests a future filled with skulls. Indeed, the unprecedented deaths from war and conquest of the last two centuries make this image seem predictive.

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

Transcription

Title in French
Blicke in die Vergangenheit und Zukunft beim Anfang des Jahres 1814

Credits

Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 67 (pièces 8802-8908 bis), Directoire, Consulat et Empire

How to Cite This Source

"His Monument: Napoleon's Past and Future Are FIlled With Dead Bodies," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/his-monument-napoleons-past-and-future-are-filled-dead-bodies [accessed December 7, 2021]