France Under Napoleon / Edition 1

France Under Napoleon / Edition 1

by Louis Bergeron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691007896

ISBN-13: 9780691007892

Pub. Date: 10/01/1981

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Presented here is an English translation of a study that was part of a distinguished French series on the country's post-Revolution history. Unlike much Napoleonic literature that features the personality and foreign policy of the Emperor, it describes the condition of France and the French people during the fifteen years immediately following their great

Overview

Presented here is an English translation of a study that was part of a distinguished French series on the country's post-Revolution history. Unlike much Napoleonic literature that features the personality and foreign policy of the Emperor, it describes the condition of France and the French people during the fifteen years immediately following their great revolution. The translator, R. R. Palmer, is a distinguished historian who has written and translated many books in French history, including The Coming of the French Revolution by Georges Lefebvre (Princeton).

Applying the methods of the new social history (Annales school), the author covers the political, administrative, social, economic, and cultural facets of the First Empire. Part I deals with the domestic program and institutions under Napoleon and the fervor of the new chief of state as he sought to establish a coherent, efficient, and thoroughly controlled regime. Part II examines the opposition to his system and the reasons behind the imperfect realization of his ideal. It discusses population and demographic trends, social structure, and economic activity—all of which eluded Napoleon's grasp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691007892
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
909,150
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.68(d)

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