Sunday, June 06, 2004

France, History Of, Napoleon and the Revolution

The Revolutionary legacy for Napoleon consisted above all in the abolition of the ancien r�gime's most archaic features - �feudalism,� seigneurialism, legal privileges, and provincial liberties. No matter how aristocratic his style became, he had no use for the ineffective institutions and abuses of the ancien r�gime. Napoleon was �modern� in temperament as well as

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