Volume 48 Issue 1 January 1998

Napoleon’s Rise to Power

Michael Rapport describes the last days of the old Revolutionary regime and the circumstances leading to the young general’s triumph at the coup of 18-19 Brumaire.

Van Eyck's United

Michael Leech previews the Jan van Eyck exhibition at the National Gallery.

The Empire Behind the Lines

Michael Broers explores the measures and restrictions imposed by Napoleon on his many subjects and how, within the boundaries of the Empire, they responded to his rule.