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Napoléon, héritier de la Révolution Française ? C'est en tout
cas la thèse de Georges Lefebvre pour qui la dictature imposée
à la France était nécessaire à la préservation de l'oeuvre
révolutionnaire après l'échec de la Terreur. L'auteur est
sensible à la complexité du personnage de l'Empereur :
Napoléon est à la fois un général qui s'appuie sur l'armée et
prend le pouvoir
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Hardcover, 610 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Klett-Cotta (first published 1936)
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BOOK REVIEW: NAPOLEON by GEORGES LEFEBVRE

Although Lefebvre was a Marxist historian writing in 1935-1936, his book is nevertheless the 'Great Man' type of work that the Marxist school were very much against. He wrote while Hitler was in power in Germany and there are conscious and subconscious allusions to the dictator throughout this book. He uses the Nietzschean phrase 'the will to power' several times in reference to Napoleon as if it was simply Napoleon's unbridled ego that led to the many wa
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Georges Lefebvre was a French historian, best known for his work on the French Revolution and peasant life.
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