Belgian veterans of the Napoleonic "Grande Armée". Study of the destiny of Napoleon's former soldiers in the 19th century Belgium

Project: PHD

Project Details


This prosopographic research is focused on three main problematics : 1) social history : study of processes of ex-servicemen's return to civil life ; 2) history of representations : study of the influence of the former soldiers on the birth and the propagation of the Napoleonic legend ; 3) cultural history : study of the building of Belgian identity.
Effective start/end date30/09/03 → …


  • soldiers
  • history of mentalities
  • Napoleon I
  • cultural history
  • military history
  • Belgian identity
  • social history
  • Napoleonic legend


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