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Napoleon Bonaparte

Primary sources of Napoleon.
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Haley Futch

on 17 April 2010

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Napoleon Bonaparte “I closed the gulf of anarchy and brought order out of chaos. I rewarded merit regardless of birth or wealth, wherever I found it. I abolished feudalism and restored equality to all regardless of religion and before the law. I fought the decrepit monarchies of the Old Regime because the alternative was the destruction of all this. I purified the Revolution.” 1. This quote is prescriptive. It tells what Napolean thought happened during his rule.
2. It does not describe ideology or behavior.
3. It does not tell me about the beliefs or actions of the ordinary people, only of Napoleon.
4. I can answer questions about what Napoleon thought and what Napoleon did.
5. This source can not help me answer any questions about the ordinary people or their oppinions, or questions about Naploleons opinions.
6. We have not read any other interpretations of this type of source. "He is the sworn foe of our nation, and if you will, of the whole human race." Thomas Campbell 1. This quote is descrpitive. It is describing his opinions on Napoleon.
2. It does not describe ideology or behavior.
3. It tells me the beliefs of Thomas Campbell.
4. I can answer questions about how people thought of Napoleon.
5. This source can not tell me about what Napoleon was thinking, and it can not answer all questions about what people thought of him.
6.We have not read any other interpretations of this source. 1. This picture is descriptive. It shows the Battle Of Waterloo from someone who wasn't there.
2. It does not describe ideology or behavior.
3. It describes the beliefs and actions of the elite people by showing how they acted in battle.
4. Questions that can be answered are what did the Battle of Waterloo look like and possibly about Napoleon's leadership.
5. This question can not help me answer any questions about Napoleon himself.
6. We have not looked at any other interpretations of this source. 1. This picture is descriptive. It was built to honor Napoleon.
2. It does not describe ideology or behavior.
3. It does not tell me about the beliefs or actions of the elite people.
4. I can answer questions about how Napoleon was honored.
5. I cannot answer any questions about opinions, beliefs, or actions.
6. We have not looked at any other interpretations of this source. "If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. " 1. This quote is prescriptive. It is from Napoleon's point of view.
2. It does not describe ideology or behavior.
3. It does not tell me about the beliefs or actions of the ordinary people.
4. We can answer questions about Napoleons religious views.
5. This source does not help answer any questions about ordinary people.
6. We have not read any other interpretations of this source.
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