Digital Library

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  • Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    Lecomte, (L.H.), Napoléon et le monde dramatique, (1912)

    • Paris
    • Daragon
    • 1912

    The history of all aspects of the theatre (musical and dramatic) during the Consulate and Empire. An appendix gives a chronological list of all the shows seen by Napoleon Bonaparte. Indispensable guide to the Parisian theatrical and musical world for the period 1799 to 1815. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    Notice sur l’île d’Elbe, (1814)

    • Paris
    • Tardieu-Denesle
    • 1814

    Containing a description of the island’s towns, augmented with a description of « Buonaparte’s » [sic] voyage to the place of his embarcation. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    Correspondance de l’armée française en Egypte, interceptée par l’escadre de Nelson, (1798)

    • Paris
    • Garney
    • An VI [1798]

    Selection of official and private letters intercepted at different times by Turkish and British warships, published by the British government in 1798 so as to « open Europe’s eyes » regarding the real reason for the Egyptian expedition and in order to give the true story of this « oriental tale » by publishing the actual experience of […]

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  • Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    Mehlisse (E.G.C.), [Liste de prisonniers français], (1826)

    • Paris
    • Henri Guillemé
    • 1826

    Tableau of the 16,000 soldiers who fought for France taken prisoner in the period 1810 to 1814 (Russia, Poland and Germany), including a list of all the those soldiers (out of the 16,000) still alive and in Russia. [This document is also available as en epub file]

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  • Grand Etat-Major russe, La guerre nationale de 1812, (1903-1910)

    • Paris
    • Henri Charles-Lavauzelle
    • Tome 1er. (Préparation à la guerre de 1810)

    A collection of official and private documents tracing diplomatic exchanges between France and Russia leading up to the 1812 campaign. The five volumes trace this erratic relationship between 1808 and 1812. They are made up of reports sent from St Petersburg by French ambassadors Caulaincourt and Lauriston, to Napoleon and to Champagny, the foreign minister, as well as from reports sent from Paris by Prince Alexandre Kourakine, the Russian ambassador, to Tsar Alexander I, and to the count Chanceller Nicolas Romantzoff. The documents also include instructions given to the ambassadors sent by their respective ministers. The personal letters of Prince Kourakine to Empress Maria Feodorovna and the letters written by Count Nesselrode, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Spéransky, the Russian lawyer and politician, complete the official documents.

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    • Tome II. (Préparation à la guerre en 1811, janvier-mai)
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    • Tome III. (Préparation à la guerre en 1811, mai-juillet)
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    • Tome IV. (Préparation à la guerre en 1811, juilelt-août)
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    • Tome V. (Préparation à la guerre en 1811, septembre-octobre)
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