Napoleon's Texts: Hidden Meanings



The article focuses on an aspect of Napoleon Bonaparte's work that receives less attention: Napoleon the publicist. It explores the emperor's memoirs written while he was on the island of Saint Helena. The author, analysing the outcast's texts, tries to make sense of them and to give the reader an insight into the deep meaning of Bonaparte's writings. The object of the study is both the text itself and its structure. The author offers his own interpretation of the message and address of Napoleon's memoirs and, for the first time, explores the emperor's work from the same perspective.

General Information

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


Received: 01.12.2022


For citation: Kipnis B.G. Napoleon's Texts: Hidden Meanings [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2022. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 67–82. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2022090408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Boris G. Kipnis, military historian, lecturer, professor, lecture course author on «History of Russia», member of Russian Military Historical Association, consultant for military-historical reconstructions, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail:



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