A Documentary Survey of Napoleonic France: A Supplement

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This volume is a supplement to the editor's earlier A Documentary Survey of Napoleonic France (UPA, 1994) and contains 25 additional letters, laws, decrees, treaties, and miscellaneous policy statements illustrative of administrative and governing norms and methods in the Napoleonic dictatorship. Inspired by John Hall Stewart's A Documentary Survey of the French Revolution, this book will appeal to English-speaking undergraduate and graduate students of Napoleonic France, professors with specialties or interests ...

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Overview

This volume is a supplement to the editor's earlier A Documentary Survey of Napoleonic France (UPA, 1994) and contains 25 additional letters, laws, decrees, treaties, and miscellaneous policy statements illustrative of administrative and governing norms and methods in the Napoleonic dictatorship. Inspired by John Hall Stewart's A Documentary Survey of the French Revolution, this book will appeal to English-speaking undergraduate and graduate students of Napoleonic France, professors with specialties or interests in that area, and general Napoleonic "buffs."

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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of The Association Of Historians In North Carolina
The Supplement is welcome simply because it adds depth and breadth to the original, which was, if viewed as a teaching vehicle, a success in its own right.
— Gordon C. Bond, Auburn University
Martyn Lyons
Eric Arnold's translations provide a useful source for teachers of French history.
Gordon C. Bond
The Supplement is welcome simply because it adds depth and breadth to the original, which was, if viewed as a teaching vehicle, a success in its own right.
Journal Of The Association Of Historians In N. Carolina
"The "Supplement" is welcome simply because it adds depth and breadth to the original, which was, if viewed as a teaching vehicle, a success in its own right."
Gordon C. Bond
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761800590
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/6/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric A. Arnold, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Denver.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Napoleon's Recollection of the Storming of the Tuileries Palace; August 10, 1792 13
2 Napoleon to Foreign Minister Talleyrand, on Government and Politics; September 19, 1797 15
3 Regulation on the Organization of the Council of State; December 26, 1799 18
4 Peace in the West: the Armistice of Pouance (December 18-23, 1799); the Conference of Montfaucon (January 18, 1800); the Treaty of Beauregard (February 12, 1800) 22
5 Order regarding (former) members of the Constituent (National) Assembly on the list of emigres; March 2, 1800 34
6 Order Relating to Individuals on the List of Emigres; October 20, 1800 36
7 Senatus-Consultus on Measures of High Police (Punishment for those accused of mounting the 'Infernal Machine' Plot, December 24, 1800); January 5, 1801 41
8 Law Regarding the Establishment of Stock Exchanges [Bourses de commerce]; March 19, 1801 45
9 Senatus Consultus Regarding Emigres; April 26, 1802 48
10 Three letters to Claude Regnier, Grand Judge/Minister of Justice, on the French newspaper press; June 3, 1803 51
11 Senatus-Consultus on the Re-establishment of the Gregorian Calendar; September 9, 1805 54
12 Decree Regulating the Purpose of the Churches of Saint Denis and Saint Genevieve; February 20, 1806 55
13 Law Relating to the Bank of France; April 22-25, 1806 58
14 Order on the Regulation of Theaters of the Capital and the Departments in Execution of the Decree of June 8, 1806 [omitted]; April 23, 1807 64
15 Law relating to the Organization of the Audit Office [cour des comptes]; September 16, 1807 71
16 Senatus-Consultus concerning Judicial Tenure [ordre]; October 12, 1807 75
17 Supplemental Decree to Decrees containing Measures against the Maritime System of England; January 11, 1808 78
18 Two Imperial Decrees, (a) Annexing Rome to the French Empire, and, (b) on French governance and administration of Rome; May 17, 1809 80
19 Napoleon's Deposition of Pius VII, Three Letters; June 19-20, 1809 84
20 Senatus-Consultus relating to the Crown Endowment; January 30, 1810 85
21 Decree of July 3, 1810 (the "Saint Cloud" Decree), opening the southwest of France and the Spanish frontier to limited English commerce 96
22 Napoleon to Eugene Napoleon [de Beauharnais, Napoleon's step-son and Viceroy of Italy] on economic warfare with England; August 23, 1810 98
23 Napoleon's Comments to Caulaincourt on the Return from Russia; Comments to the Senate and the Council of State on the Malet Conspiracy, and the Failure of the Invasion of Russia; December 20, 1812 101
24 Address of Deputy Francois-Just Rayounard of the Legislative Body to Napoleon; December 28, 1813 106
25 Napoleon's Response to Francois-Just Rayounard and other Deputies of the Legislative Body; January 1, 1814 112
Index 116
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