|Napoleonica.org : Information|
|Napoleonica.org : napoleonic primary sources|
The site www.napoleonica.org, designed built and run by the Fondation Napoléon, aims to put Napoleonic primary sources at the disposal of enthusiasts, researchers and historians via the Internet.
Enthusiasts, researchers and historians, students and librarians, etc.
The digitised documents are organized in:
The chosen documentary groups are accompanied with a research tool (summary or analytical inventory), and with a presentation of the collection and with the context of its creation. In the case of the textual collections, the consultation is made easy by a full-text search engine which allows a very fine investigation of documents.
A structure of normalized presentation was adopted. It contains for each collection:
Overview of the collection: complete description of the original and digitised collections and search guide.
Search tools for each collection.
Texts giving the historical background of the original documents.
You can search all the documents proposed on napoleonica or a part of them by using: Quick Search.
For the opening of the site, three collections from the archives of the Conseil d’Etat are made available, namely:
3660 ‘imprimés’ or working papers produced by the Conseil d’Etat, 1800-1815 a key source for the history of France with the complete inventory of the 4620 ‘imprimés’ of the Conseil d’Etat, 1800-1815; The full text of the 3660 ‘imprimés’ held in the Bibliothèque du Conseil d’Etat.
145 letters from Napoleon to Bigot de Préameneu: a collection which sheds important light on Napoleon’s religious policy.
245 sketches by Christophe-Frédéric Houdetot, "auditeur" at the napoleonic Conseil d'Etat: an extraordinary record.