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The Battle of Austerlitz, Collective Amnesia, and the Non-Commemoration of Napoleon in France

Peter Hicks

in History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264065
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734496 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.003.0008

Series: British Academy Occasional Papers

The Battle of Austerlitz, Collective Amnesia, and the Non-Commemoration of Napoleon in France

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French reception of the fully bilingual exhibition ‘Nelson & Napoléon’ was limited, and — in parallel with much British coverage — in good part focused on questions of national identity in ways that ignored or undermined the organizers' intentions. This chapter reflects on the absence of official commemoration in France of the Napoleonic bicentenaries. It discusses the complex role of Napoleon in French history, memory, and public history today.

Keywords: Napoleonic bicentenaries; France; maritime history; national identity; commemoration

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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