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  Napoleonic Books : Josephine A Life of the Empress : Carolly Erickson : Review :
This is a fascinating account of the Empress Josephine, born Rose Tascher on the island of Martinique (she was also known as Yeyette but was called by the name of Rose when she first married).
Josephine's life as a child on the Caribbean island, the daughter of an impoverished plantation owner, and then her journey to Europe to marry, are all related alongside the story of Martinique at that time, ravaged by hurricanes or blockaded by the British.
Josephine: A Life of the Empress is a very readable biography covering not only Josephine's life but also that of the important people around her, set against the social and moral climate of the time.
www.napoleonguide.com /books_lifejose.htm   (1285 words)

 Amherst College celebrates the Age of Josephine - Arts & Living
Like Napoleon, Josephine has been the subject of many, many films and books over the years, but it's only recently that historians have begun to understand her as the powerful political and cultural figure she really was.
Not all the art comes from responses to Josephine - a very interesting portion of the collection are pieces Josephine commissioned of herself, her family and her husband in an early kind of public relations.
Seen on its own, the works seem to have been chosen quite at random, but with "The Empress Josephine" they give a fine perspective on what normal art was like when Napoleon and Josephine were harnessing it for their own political means.
media.www.dailycollegian.com /media/storage/paper874/news/2005/11/18/ArtsLiving/Amherst.College.Celebrates.The.Age.Of.Josephine-1561103.shtml   (753 words)

 Joséphine de Beauharnais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique on a slave plantation, the daughter of Joseph-Gaspard de Tascher, chevalier, seigneur de la Pagerie, lieutenant of infantry of the navy, and Rose-Claire des Vergers de Sanois.
When she died in 1814 she was buried not far from there, at the St. Pierre and St. Paul church in Rueil.
Amongst her grandchildren were a Russian grand duke, a Swedish queen, a Brazilian empress and a Portuguese prince.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jos%C3%A9phine_de_Beauharnais   (555 words)

 Book 9, Chapter 19
Josephine was very gracious about it; she had formerly met M. d'Aubusson in society, and she seemed to find it very pleasant to renew acquaintance with him by receiving his oath as Empress.
Josephine was in despair; she was certain, and that in perfectly good faith, that she had not said such a thing: it would have been cruel to contradict her.
Josephine claims that this letter, of which Napoleon is reminded by each obeisance of M. de Narbonne (and he makes a good many of them), deprives them of all their grace, and that he will never obtain anything.
www.napoleonic-literature.com /Book_9/V1C19.html   (7291 words)

 The State Hermitage Museum: Virtual Tour
Josephine, originally Marie-Josиphe-Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, became Viscountess de Beauharnais by her first marriage (her husband, General Beauharnais, was executed in 1794) and Napoleon's wife on 8 March 1796.
Josephine's taste in art (and also her inclination to luxury) had an undoubted influence on the development of the Empire style.
Napoleon's marriage to Josephine was childless and on 16 December 1809 it was annulled at the Emperor's insistence with numerous breaches of the law.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/08/hm88_3_1_5_3.html   (166 words)

 Working Dogs Book Store - The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine (Andrea Stuart)
Josephine's social skills soon translated into the highest political weapon as she presided from her Yellow Salon providing support for the emigres but not yet extending to the exiled Louis XVIII.
As Empress of the French the rest of her life was played against the tumult of several legendary European battles with conquests of great nations, yet done in a manner that meant she retained her regality.
Andrea Stuart's biography of France's most celebrated Empress is effortlessly written, evoking an emotional reponse full of admiration for this woman who transformed from the rose of Martinque to one of the most powerful and loved women of the time.
www.workingdogs.com /bookstore/us/product/0802117708.htm   (1070 words)

 Rowanlea Report Vol. 1 -- Empress Josephine Visits Florida
The Empress had rust spots, a leak in her exhaust, and primary systems that were all showing signs of age.
The Empress was suddenly conspicuous because of all the grime on her which meant that our southbound mission was obvious to all.
Empress Josephine needed a deep sleep after her torrential Florida shower which had left her exterior cleaner than perhaps anytime in her life (this was, after all, her first trip anywhere near the Tropic of Cancer).
www.rowanlea.com /report/1/empressjosephine.html   (1322 words)

 The Empress Josephine
Josephine had entered upon her marriage with a pure maiden heart, and soon this heart glowed with enthusiasm for her young husband, who in reality was well qualified to excite enthusiasm in a young maid and instil into her a passionate attachment.
Josephine loved her husband; she loved him with all the devotedness and fire of a creole; she loved him and breathed but for him, and to be with him seemed to her life's golden, blessed dream.
Josephine, who out of pure love for her husband learned and studied zealously, communicated to the viscount, in her letters, every advancement she made in her studies; and she was proud and happy when he applauded her efforts, and when in his letters he praised her assiduity and her progress.
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Josephine indulged in no such illusions; she knew the defects in her husband's character, and dreaded the future for him as well as for herself.
It was on the Pope that the Empress put all her hope; she thought that he would take pity on her, and by bringing her into conformity with the rules of the church, would put an end to a condition of things humiliating to her as a sovereign, and painful to her as a Catholic.
Josephine, who was wildly fond of dress, was glad of an excuse to indulge her extravagant tastes.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/etext06/8cmpj10.txt   (18919 words)

 The many lives of the Empress Josephine
The story of the Empress Josephine, Napoleon's first consort, is a tale of metamorphosis as fascinating as any.
She has tempered the empress' story with realism based on solid research, and the result is a portrait of an imperial marriage strikingly at odds with past, more idealized accounts.
In the vicious, stultifying atmosphere of the court, where she was forced to face the hostility of her nasty in-laws, Josephine tried to distract herself by buying lavishly; one of her gowns was covered with toucan feathers that each had a pearl stitched to its end.
www.chron.com /cgi-bin/auth/story/content/chronicle/ae/books/9899/06/20/josephine.html   (1547 words)

 Hermitage Rooms
These aspects of Josephine's character cannot be separated from an appreciation of her as one of the most important patrons and collectors of the age.
Josephine's great love was porcelain, and the highlight of the third room is the extraordinary porcelain dessert service that she commissioned to replace the old-fashioned service Napoleon had made for her at Sèvres (the Egyptian service which is now at Apsley House).
Josephine is thought to have given it to the Tsar at a special ball held in his honour just weeks before she died.
www.hermitagerooms.com /exhibitions/malmaison/index.asp   (1401 words)

 Activities for Josephine Clock
Josephine, crowned Empress of France in 1804, was a complex lady living in complex circumstances.
As Empress, her time was filled with many state functions and duties which she performed with great skill and she was loved throughout Paris.
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 Dec 1804
www.fi.edu /time/keepers/jo/empress.htm   (1116 words)

 Royalty.nu - Empress Josephine of France, Wife of Napoleon I
Josephine: A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson.
Josephine: Napoleon's Incomparable Empress by Eleanor P. Delorme.
This novel, the first of a trilogy, covers Josephine's childhood in Martinique, her first marriage, the birth of her children, her life during the revolution, and her marriage to Napoleon.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/France/Bonaparte/Josephine.html   (506 words)

 Eleganza: Josephine Beauharnais Empress of France bust
Josephine Bonaparte dark side was she was uneducated, wildly extravagant and unfaithful, yet Napoleon loved her until his death.
Josephine Beauharnais, the Empress of France and wife of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, live a life of highs and lows her entire life.
Empress Josephine Bonaparte continued to have regular affairs with other men and almost ended in divorce in 1799.
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 Empress Josephine Page 5
Josephine decided to secure a divorce, and there is pretty good proof that papers were prepared; and had the affair been carried along, the courts would have at once allowed the separation on statutory grounds.
Josephine worked for the glory of France and for her husband: she was diplomat and adviser.
Josephine was beloved by the people, and the people must know that she was honored by her husband.
www.web-books.com /Classics/Nonfiction/General/LittleJourneys2/LittleJourneys2C12P5.htm   (971 words)

 Josephine, Empress of France - Timeline Index
Her affairs almost led to divorce, however, a furious Bonaparte was persuaded to ignore her indiscretions on the grounds a stable marriage was necessary for his political ambitions.
Josephine also aided Bonaparte's bid for power with a deft social and political touch that smoothed opposition and allowed him to become First Consul.
Painful though it was, divorce allowed Josephine to devote time to gardens and her love of botany and her last years at Malmaison were productive.
www.timelineindex.com /content/view/859   (309 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Josephine: A Life of the Empress: Books: Carolly Erickson
When in 1804, Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband Napoleon to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets behind the imperial facade.
In actuality, Josephine's life was far darker, for her celebrated allure was fading, her wealth was compromised by massive debt and her marriage was corroded by infidelity and abuse.
However, I found that Erickson was a little too biased in her position on the Empress; I felt as though I were reading a fluffed-up account of her life, to the point where the reader has no choice but to see her as an angel in a den of thieves--and she was hardly an angel.
www.amazon.co.uk /Josephine-Life-Empress-Carolly-Erickson/dp/1861056370   (1145 words)

 The State Hermitage Museum: Hermitage History
Alexander arranged the purchase by private treaty of a collection of paintings belonging to Empress Josephine, former wife of Napoleon, housed in her Malmaison Palace.
The Empress put together a collection of paintings and sculptures here, part of which consisted of trophy pieces seized by Napoleon and presented to his wife as a gift.
After Josephine's death, Russian Emperor Alexander I purchased 38 paintings from her heirs, Hortense and Eugene Beauharnais, the majority of which had in fact been captured from the Kassel Gallery during the campaigns of the French army.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/05/hm5_1_13.html   (196 words)

 Empress Josephine- the Clock
Upon Josephine's death in 1814, her son and daughter took posession of it.
In 1936, the clock surfaced in the Philadelphia area and was donated to the Franklin Institite by Mrs.
In 1950, the Empress Josephine clock received a massive renovation at the hands of an expert named Orville R. Hagans in Denver, Colorado, and was on display at the Denver Clock Mannor for five years before returning home to Philadelphia.
sln.fi.edu /time/Frick/Watson/clock.html   (426 words)

 Joseph Chinard / Bust of Empress Josephine / 1805
Joseph Chinard / Bust of Empress Josephine / 1805
This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
Context: This bust of the Empress Josephine was sculpted in Milan in 1805 when she accompanied Napoleon to that city for his coronation as the King of Italy.
www.davidrumsey.com /amico/amico2101203-38173.html   (307 words)

 Book 10, Chapter 5
THE Empress Josephine was of medium height and singularly well made: there was a suppleness and lightness in her movements which gave an almost aerial grace to her bearing, yet without detracting from the majesty of a sovereign.
The Empress, whom the necessity of giving a refusal always reduced to despair, was continually besieged by merchants who assured her that they had made such or such a thing expressly for her use, and implored her not to send it back, because they would not know where else to place their goods.
Denon encouraged this whim, and in the end persuaded the good Josephine that she was a perfect connoisseur in antiques and ought to have a cabinet at Malmaison, with a curator, etc. This proposition, which flattered the self-love of the Empress, was favorably received.
www.napoleonic-literature.com /Book_10/V2C5.html   (4134 words)

 Little Journeys...Famous Women: Empress Josephine
Josephine's voice was low, sweet, and so finely modulated that when she spoke others would pause to listen — not to the words, just to the voice.
Josephine was a bit proud that she had met him, and possibly a little sorry that she had treated him so, coldly.
Josephine was aware of his growing power, and his persistency was irresistible; and so one evening when he dropped in for a moment, her manner told all.
www.kellscraft.com /LittleJourneysWomen/Littlejourneyswomen05.html   (5389 words)

 Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine by DAVID, Jacques-Louis
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine by DAVID, Jacques-Louis
Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine
The exact title of the painting is: Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 Dec 1804.
www.wga.hu /html/d/david_j/4/405david.html   (424 words)

 Sophisticated women's fashion accessories inspired by Napoleon's Empress, Josephine
Empress Josephine is one of history’s great style icons, whose elegance, charm, and easy aristocratic grace are legendary.
Josephine owned several hundred shawls, some of which had cost as much as 12,000 francs, an exorbitant price at the time.
It is said that her love for cashmere shawls was next to her love of flowers, and they became her signature fashion statement, a perfect complement to her refined and legendary elegance.
www.swanways.com /empress_josephine.html   (185 words)

 Musées de France - Empress Josephine stole
Josephine, who was always very conscious of her appearance, owned innumerable day and ceremonial outfits that she would change frequently.
All that remains of the hundreds of dresses, coats, hats and shoes the Empress owned, are a few court dresses and coats, and some items of lingerie.
Josephine used to cover her shoulders with cashmere shawls or exquisitely embroidered muslin scarves and stoles.
shop.musee-orsay.fr /produits/details/CH100262   (101 words)

 artnet.com Magazine Features - pierre-paul prud'hon: romantic allegorist
Commissioned by the Empress Josephine for exhibition at the Salon of 1810, it was never delivered because the divorce of Napoleon and Josephine intervened.
The most moving portrait of all is that of the Empress Josephine, begun in 1805 and completed four years later.
The Empress is shown in the park at Malmaison in a sombre mood.
www.artnet.com /Magazine/features/stern/stern3-30-98.asp   (1299 words)

 Josephine De Beauharnais Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Empress Josephine Cartoons
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 Sandra Gulland | Research
Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine.
Napoleon and Josephine; the Biography of a Marriage.
Ober, Frederick A. Josephine, Empress of the French.
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