Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22

We try not to get into too much great man history here at Crash Course, but we have to admit: Napoleon Bonaparte is a pretty big deal. Join us as we track the rise, further rise, fall, rise, fall, mortal fall, and posthumous rise of Napoleon. This guy changed France, he changed Europe, and in a lot of ways he changed the world.

-Al-Jabarti, Abd al-Rahman, Napoleon in Egypt: Al-Jabarti’s Chronicle of the French Occupation of 1798, Shmuel Moreh, ed. Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1993.
-Bell, David A. Napoleon: A Concise Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
-Hunt, Lynn et al. Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2019.
-Sperber, Jonathan. Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2017.

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19 Responses

  1. HLS llc says:

    Two questions..why would the French want an Italian ruling them? and can you tell us how the people in Yaffo chased Napoleon away?

  2. Vasiliki Velona says:

    How were women's rights before the french revolution? were they worse or better than in the napoleonic code?

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte says:

    Yeah, I remember French revolution.

  4. Alix Loriston says:

    My hypothesis is he wanted to conquer Europe because of he lost Haiti French richest colony resulting in selling Louisiana to he turned over Europe to continue building France.

  5. Pengfei Li says:

  6. Yelley Genkin says:

    Crash course art history!

  7. Pilar Agurto says:

    how dare he say that im the best roaster in my class so you do not want me to roast you

  8. Carmen B says:

    The main reason I learned about the place of Napoleon's defeat was ABBA

  9. KAAN MERT says:

    What would happen if Napoleon was successful in occupying Russia?

  10. Surfing Cowboy says:

    "napoleon bad because he no brainwashed into being a weakling like me wtf"

  11. Prashant D says:

    Your lack of research just makes this hard to watch….I wanna thank you for trying but it had been best if you would've done some work.

  12. Kardelen Ercan says:

    I love this man but i have trouble understanding. Can you add Turkish subtitles , please ? Would be greattttt❤

  13. david tucker says:

    As a Brit, I accept the 'revisionist' view – Napoleon wasn't so bad after all (well, except for women's rights, and some nationalities), responsible for civilising and modernising France into a role model for other countries. A dictator but he sort of 'made the trains run on time'. Surprised how long we was an important figure for France, from 1793-1815 and even then they had to hide him away in the middle of the Atlantic with 125 guards. The usual lesson from Napoleon? NEVER try to beat Russia….Napoleon, Ottomans, Kaiser, Hitler, Kennedy, Trump….

  14. luis torre says:

    And the biggest losers after all of this was the murderers spaniards. For good.

  15. Chad Devereux-James says:

    Awesomely summarised, Crash Course!

  16. Javier Bonilla says:

    Kaiser also comes from Caesar because in Latin C always sounds like a K.

  17. K SC says:

    Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte: "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."

  18. Rursus says:

    I just forgot how I couldn't listen to the no-pause video talk, and unsubscribed. Good topic bad video cuts.

  19. CrashCourse says:

    We had a technical issue with the video today, and had to re-upload it. Sorry for any link confusion.

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