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Fri 12 Apr, 2013

Walter Scott and Napoleon

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Napoleon and Walter Scott were titanic figures and almost exact contemporaries. If Scott was the prime creator of the idea of Romantic Scotland, Napoleon adored Scott’s precursor, James Macpherson’s version of Ossian, and never travelled without the book in an Italian translation. Scott wrote a biography of Napoleon. Few people today have read it, but Professor Christopher Harvie is one of them. He talks about Napoleon and Scott, ‘the Corsican ogre’ and ‘the wizard of the North’, their differences and resemblances.

  • Date: Fri 12 Apr, 2013
  • Time: 12.30pm
  • Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
  • Ticket Price: £5.00
  • Concessions: £2.50
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