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Typical history sources

  1. 1. What is typical?<br />
  2. 2. Images of the Revolution - Liberty<br />Eugene Delacroix’s 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People.<br />Coldplay, Viva La Vida.<br />
  3. 3. Images of the Revolution – NapoleonLook carefully at the two following images. Which do you think to be the most realistic. Justify by referring to evidence.<br />Napoleon Crossing the Saint-Bernard. Jacques-Louis David, 1800.<br />General Bonaparte crossing the Alps. Paul Delaroche, 1837.<br />
  4. 4. The whole army crossed the Saint-Bernard in 17, 18, 19 and 20 May. I myself crossed on the 20th; in the most difficult places I rode a mule... My guide was a tall robust youth of twenty-two...<br />Napoleon Bonarparte, Memiores, 1823.<br />Read the following quote from Napoleon himself and then decide which of the two previous paintings is likely to be the more realistic depiction of the event.<br />

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