Napoleon : Episode 2 - Mastering Luck

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  • Creator PBS
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2000] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018. ©2000
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (54 min., 5 sec)) : sound, color


  • Episode II charts Napoleon's ascent to absolute power, from victorious General to first Consul to Emperor of France. It describes his extraordinary achievements—from the Napoleonic Code and the Bank of France, to bridges, roads, and canals—as well as the tyrannical nature of his rule and the violent opposition of most of Europe.


  • Originally released by PBS, 2000.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Napoleonic Propaganda (7:23); Battle of the Pyramids (7:46); Napoleon's Stay in Cairo (7:38); Napoleon's Return to Europe (2:58); Napoleon and Sieyès' Military Coup (7:05); Napoleon Creates Peace in Europe (7:25); Expulsion of Liberty In Government (2:35); Imperialism in France (8:50); Credits: Mastering Luck (0:45)
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