Napoleon and Empire
Third Assignment (The assignment is due by midnight on Sunday, September 27) Please note the following: 1. This week there is an article for you to read and answer a question Napoleon and Empire and two lectures that cover the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte. Assignment: You have two questions this week, so I expect substantial answers. I dont have a set length, but I would expect several pages for each. Remember you are being graded primarily on content, so thats what you need to provide me with in your response. Do read over your work, since writing also factors into your grade. 1. Based only on the article, Napoleon and Empire answer the following: In the opinion of Matthew MacLachlan, how was Napoleon his own worst enemy when it came to ruling his empire? What evidence does he present to support this conclusion and how does this differ from the viewpoint of other historians such as Dwyer, Sorel and Furet? 2. Using only the two lectures (only using the lectures is very important noncompliance with this generally results in plagiarism, which is grounds for failure) provide a summary of Napoleons impact both within France and in Europe at large. This means taking from the lecture the points I made about his political career, the domestic changes he brought to France, his military conquests and their impact on Europe. Remember to include the last phase of his extraordinary life the 100 Days. Instructions: 1. Here is the link to the article, Napoleon and Empire: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u3wdo946pknpyg/Napoleon%20and%20Empire.pdf?dl=0 2. Here are the links to the online lectures: Napoleon, Part 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y18gr9ibf1hf46v/3a.Napoleon%20Part%201.mp4?dl=0 Napoleon, Part II: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9mt99t85yfiom6f/3b.%20Napoleon%20Part%202.mp4?dl=0 3. Submit your work on Blackboard as one document. 4. The only material you can use for this assignment is the article and my lecture. Everything you write must be in your own words (do not simply transcribe what I said). Plagiarism will result in failure for the semester.