History of English Language

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From hundred and fifty – one hundred and eighty miles years voices of the past epoch come to us more subduedly. But a historian, refreshing the picture of the very far-off times and its heroes, is already free from any partiality and prejudicialness of the past epoch; the historical events and historical characters, proved by the strong measures of time, find their actual size, history assigns everyone his place. Napoleon Buonaparte from this long distance appears in all his inconsistency. He is apprehended first of all as a son of his time - a critical epoch, the epoch of transformation from the old feudal world to the new bourgeois society coming in the stead of. His name associates with dimensionless ambition, despotic rule, cruel bloody battles, sateless thirst of conquests. For sure, it would be right to say that Napoleon Buonaparte was one of the most remakable representative of bourgeoisie then it was still young bold ascending classe , that he personified the most completely all its virtues and its proper even at the early stage shortcomings. As long as there was more elements of progressive in Napoleon‟s action, good fortune, wins accompanied him.And when Napoleonic Wars turned into pure aggressive, imperialistic wars which brought enslavement and oppression to European nations, then neither none of Napoleon‟s personal gifts nor enormous efforts he made already couldn‟t bring him the victory. He was coming with immenence to the ruin of his empire and to his own failure. His ups and downs were consequent enaugh. Napoleon Buonaparte was a son of his epoch an impressed in his character features of his age. All following figures of bourgeoisie who was pretending to the Napoleon‟s role, reflecting historical evolution of the class representatives of which they were, became petty, degenerated into a bad mock or caricature of image they tried to imitate. However it is impossible to strike out of the annals the Napoleon Buonaparte‟s name. In nineteen sixty-eight...
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