The only problem was it should have been longer!
Presentation material and presenter did not bring to forward this historical person
Nigel Perrin effectively pulled a together the competing narratives of Napoleon as a participant in, then as heir to the French Revolution and its goals and ideals. The seminar depicted Napoleon’s accomplishments in improving society in the wake of the Revolution, as well as his power-grasping excesses and the role of his military campaigns. This conversation also built well on those by Marie D. about the origins and events of the Revolution. The accompanying images enhanced the talk.
It was an extremely interesting and informative presentation.The artwork used to illustrate the presentation was interesting and it made it more real. It brought me back to Paris in the time of Napoleon.
I thought I knew a lot about Napoleon, but I guess I just know major points most of which involved his battles. This presentation gave me the big picture of the man and his time.
Really enjoyed Perrin's casual style and thorough approach. Learnt so much more about Napoleon and the general context of Revolutionary France. This stuff is priceless! The audio was also really clear thanks to the microphone used.