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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
Manuscript TitleNapoleon, César, autograph
CaptionPaper · 3 pp. · 20.5 x 31 cm · 1818
Manuscript SummaryDuring his exile on St. Helena, Napoleon (1769-1821) availed himself of a library of 3,000 books — a poor remedy for boredom. Nevertheless, the deposed emperor found pleasure in reading and annotating ancient and modern classics. As a theater enthusiast, he read aloud Voltaire’s La Mort de César to his entourage several times. He decided to write his own play on the same subject; this manuscript in Napoleon’s own handwriting presents a quick sketch of the first two scenes. On page 3, tired of his subject, the emperor covers the page with strategic and military calculations, having frigates engage with regiments and artillery.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Napoleon-N-004-001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Napoleon-N-004-001)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-ms-Napoleon-N-004-001/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, N-4.1: Napoleon, César, autograph (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Napoleon-N-004-001).
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