The Return of the Mummy: Napoleon’s Funeral, Public Opinion, and the July Monarchy

History Seminar Series
School
of Humanities and Social Science,
The University of Newcastle

Held in  Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus

Friday 10th September, 10am

SPECIAL HISTORY WEEK PRESENTATION

Associate Professor Philip Dwyer,
University of Newcastle.

‘The Return of the Mummy: Napoleon’s Funeral, Public Opinion, and the July Monarchy’

Napoleon’s funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen in Paris in the nineteenth century, with more than one million spectators lining the streets to see it. This seminar will examine the political and social tensions of the funeral itself and the broader strains of the July monarchy.

Napoleon's funeral

Napoleon's funeral car heads towards les Invalides. Print after Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot and Eugène Charles François Guérard. Paris, Musée de l'Armée.

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