For more information about Napoleon and Napoleonic France in English see the excellent website of the Fondation Napoléon available in both French and English.
For an overview of Stendhal's career at the service of the Emperor, See J. David Markham's article, 'Following in the Footsteps of Glory: Stendhal's Napoleonic Career' in Napoleon Scholarship: The Journal of the International Napoleonic Society, volume 1, number 1, April 1997.

Portrait of Napoléon on the Imperial Throne by Ingres (1806)
(Musée de l'Armée, Paris)

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