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Life Under Napoleon: Part I

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Covering the years from the end of the French Revolution to the zenith of Napoleonic power in 1806, life under Napoleon is depicted through the stories of people who knew him: a merchant apprentice, a young nobleman, a beer brewer, a draft dodger, and a war widow. They tell of industrialization, municipal improvements, the standardization of measurements, the new power of mayors to conduct marriages and authorize divorces, and the body of laws known as the Napoleonic Code--as well as of crippling taxation, compulsory military service, strict censorship of newspapers, and the pitiless auctioning of monasteries--as the self-proclaimed emperor traveled from victory to victory. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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Life Under Napoleon: A Social History
Episode 1
52 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Life Under Napoleon: A Social History
Episode 2
52 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12