Living under the Empire
Lecture no. 43 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Was Napoleon a modernizer who brought efficient and liberal reforms throughout his European empire, or was he a cultural imperialist who tried to export his vision of a centralized, authoritarian state? Historians debate this even today, and this lecture shows you each side of the Napoleonic legacy.