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By R. S. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0511523238

ISBN-13: 9780511523236

Bonapartism and innovative culture in France is a learn of the f?d?r?s, the big paramilitary political circulation that supported Napoleon all through France in 1815. the 1st half analyzes the political and social personality of the f?d?r?s, their association, actions, ideology and self-interest. Professor Alexander indicates how teams divided through occasions after 1789 reunited in 1815 in universal competition to Bourbon rule. He explains why Napoleon inspired this impressive improvement, although the circulation used to be mostly led through previous Jacobins. half discusses how f?d?r?s went directly to arrange competition to the second one recovery and pave the way in which for the Revolution of 1830. This research is essential to the socio-political background of France from 1789-1830, in that it demonstrates essentially continuities in innovative body of workers during the interval, and exhibits how progressive culture and Bonapartism got here to fuse in 1815--a improvement of profound value for the next process French historical past.

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No reference was made to aristocratic or clerical intrigue, and liberty was only given token mention. Moreover, there was no 21 22 Thibaudeau, Memoires, p. 467. The above details are culled from BN, LB46 319, Federation, pp. 1-13; Le Gallo, Les CentJours, p. 317. 30 Bonapartism and revolutionary tradition mistaking the extraordinary popularity of Napoleon in France's second city. However, Lyonnais Bonapartism was stridently revolutionary in character; Baron Vouty-de-la-Tour, vice-president of the federation and First President of the Court of Lyons, had helped draw up the Lyons decrees of the vol d'aigle.

The first line of the preamble sets the new pact in its historical context:' Vingt-cinq ans se sont ecoules depuis que nos aines se sont confederes pour la conquete de la Liberte'. The federes declare that 'nous ferons prevaloir les saines doctrines et Pegalite des droits, premiere condition de la Liberte reconquise', and avow that 'le systeme feodal dont les rameaux naguere prets a se reunir' is forever destroyed. ' But such revolutionary rhetoric is couched in very general terms. Indeed, the federes take care to avoid more particular statements; no suggestions are made concerning what the nature of the constitution should be or how liberty should be manifested in law.

In the Gard, an especially truculent association was formed at Nimes, and here federes could draw support from neighbouring Protestant communes in their efforts to dominate a population which otherwise was predominantly 37 38 39 40 C. Cauvin, 'Le retour de Pile d'Elbe et les Cent-Jours dans les Basses-Alpes', Bulletin de la societe scientifique et litteraire des Basses-Alpes, 21 {1926-7), pp. 126-7. AG, 1K1 47, Minister of War to the Duke of Albufera and to Marshal Brune, 3 June 1815. F. Tavernier, 'Les Cent-Jours a Marseille', Provence historique, 36 (1959), p.

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