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The following visits of this project will be led by certain questions that will eventually determine the answer to this main question:

 

"To what extent was Napoleon Bonaparte of a Maniot origin?"

 

The questions investigated will aim to prove facts and analyze the above possibility. Their answers will be always supported by some type of primary or secondary source, and will encompass multiple, non-biased views of the subject. This page though will primarily aim to introduce the reader to these questions and reveal the general flow of the project.

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1) What were the possible causes for the initial Maniot immigration?

 

(This above question aims to reveal the original reason for why Napoleon could be of a Maniot origin. Although it is known that the Maniots migrated from Mani to other bordering countries the reasons behind that migration are currently debatable and unexplained)

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2) Which were the original Maniot settlements?

 

(This question aims to list the main settlements that resulted from the Maniot migration, focusing mainly on the one that Napoleon could be originating from. This question will also include comparisons between Mani and the outer Maniot settlements.)

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3) What was the relationship between Napoleon's family and Greece?

 

(This question will aim to clarify the connection between Napoleon and Greece, not limiting it to heritage. It will though focus on the connections on Napoleon's father's side, and his heritage. This answer will help support the final facts.)

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4) What Napoleon Bonaparte's relation and reaction to Greece?

 

(This question investigates Napoleon Bonaparte's own relationship with Greece, as well as his opinions on it. Those facts can also support the concluding statement, and prove a certain, if any, bond between the country and Napoleon himself. Quotes and statement by Napoleon and any resources that prove a connection between him and the Maniots will be used to support the answer to this question.)

 

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5) Which of Napoleon's characteristics and traits can be associated to a Maniot origin?


(This question is one that will aim to link some of Napoleon Bonaparte's most unique characteristics to other Maniots'. It will mainly focus on his name and appearance, but may also use some of his character traits as well. This answer will mainly be supported by photos and sketches produced as primary or secondary sources, and will hopefully conclude on a visual link between Napoleon and a possible Maniot origin.)

 

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6) What Greek or French primary sources first linked Napoleon with Greece?

 

(This question will be almost exclusively consisted of primary, annotated sources that highlight the way this initial idea of Napoleon's greek origin came to exist.)

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After most or all of these above questions have been answered and analyzed in depth the project will conclude with a final answer to this main question:

 

"To what extent was Napoleon Bonaparte of a Maniot origin?"

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.