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Poland and Lithuania in memoires of the French soldiers on the 1812 war

Mikhaïlova Yuliya, Promyslov Nikolai

   The image of Poland and Lithuania as it was depicted in memoirs of Grande Armée soldiers was formed by different previous epochs stereotypes and Napoleonic pre-war and war propaganda. The image of Russia also played significant role in process of Poland and Lithuania image forming and that is why remembrance of these territories became an important part of historical memories about Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812.

Keywords: history, Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812, mutual perception of nations, image studies, Grand Duchy of Warsaw, Lithuania, Napoleon, memoirs of Grande Armée soldiers.
Link: Promyslov N., Mikhaïlova Y. Poland and Lithuania in memoires of the French soldiers on the 1812 war // Annuaire d'études françaises 2013: "La campagne russe" de Napoléon : événements, images, mémoire / Annual of French Studies 2013, The Russian campaign of Napoleon : events, images, memory.М. P. 272-288.