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As befits a legend : building a tomb for Napoleon, 1840-1861

Author: Michael Paul Driskel
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most important funerary monuments in Europe is the tomb of Napoleon, built in the Church of the Invalides in Paris between 1840 and 1861. As Befits a Legend is the first comprehensive examination of its construction process, historical context, and political and social meanings. It is also the only work published in English about this unique structure.
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Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Louis Visconti; Napoléon, Emperor of the French; Kaiser I ) Napoleon (Frankreich
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Paul Driskel
ISBN: 0873384849 9780873384841
OCLC Number: 27382219
Description: xviii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Monument and Its Architect --
2. Politics of Representation and Location --
3. The "Contest" --
4. The Process --
5. Authorship, Meaning, and Method.
Responsibility: Michael Paul Driskel.

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