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Author Zarzeczny, Matthew D.

Title Meteors that Enlighten the Earth : Napoleon and the Cult of Great Men
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2013
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Summary Napoleon promoted and honored great men throughout his reign. In addition to comparing himself to various great men, he famously established a Legion of Honor on 19 May 1802 to honor both civilians and soldiers, including non-ethnically French men. Napoleon not only created an Irish Legion in 1803 and later awarded William Lawless and John Tennent the Legion of Honour. Napoleon also gave them an Eagle with the inscription "L'Ind├ępendence d'Irlande." He awarded twenty-six of his generals t .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Contemporaries.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Influence.
Hero worship -- France -- History -- 19th century.
France -- History -- Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299645151
1443843105 (electronic bk.)
9781443843102 (electronic bk.)