Napoleon, Part 2<br />      Session iv<br />      Russia<br />I. Two Emperors<br />A. Erfurt Convention, October ...
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Session iv

  1. 1. Napoleon, Part 2<br /> Session iv<br /> Russia<br />I. Two Emperors<br />A. Erfurt Convention, October 1808<br />1. conflict of interests<br />a. Talleyrand’s role<br />2. the agreement<br />B. the gathering storm<br />1. territorial ambitions<br />2. the Continental System<br />3. birth of the King of Rome<br />4. both prepare in 1811-12<br />II. Crossing the Niemen, 23 June 1812<br /><ul><li>the greatest army the world had ever seen
  2. 2. French forces
  3. 3. Allied forces.</li></ul>3. Napoleon’s strategy<br /><ul><li>Alexander’s strategy
  4. 4. Phull’s plan</li></ul>C. initial moves<br />1. Vitebsk<br />2. Smolensk<br />3. Kutuzov replaces Barclay de Tolly<br />III. Borodino, 7 September 1812<br /><ul><li>Roubaud’s cyclorama</li></ul>B. the battle<br />IV. Moscow<br /><ul><li>Triumph turns sour
  5. 5. 1. the fire
  6. 6. 2. Napoleon’s initial reaction
  7. 7. 3. time to turn around</li></ul>V. Retreat<br />A. Maloyaroslavets, 23-24 October<br />1. fatal choice <br />B. winter begins, 4 November<br />1. the horrible conditions<br />2. Russian attacks<br />C. Oudinot and Victor<br />VI. Crossing the Berezina<br />A. Eblé’s heroic role<br />1. bridging the Studianka ford<br />B. from disaster, victory at a terrible price<br />1.Russian ineptitude and French valor<br />C. Napoleon leaves the army, 5 December<br />1. his reasons<br />2. the fate of those left behind<br />D. Conclusions<br />1. “a campaign beyond his means”-Esposito and Elting<br />2. “the irrevocable step which compromised any remaining chance of survival of Napoleon and his Empire”-Chandler<br />9/12/11<br />

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