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The best way to keep the peace in a country : Napoleon's gendarmes and their legacy

Emsley, Clive (2000). The best way to keep the peace in a country : Napoleon's gendarmes and their legacy. In: Laven, David and Riall, Lucy eds. Napoleon's Legacy: Problems of Government in Restoration Europe. Oxford: Berg, pp. 257–274.

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Abstract

This chapter explores two principal questions with reference to the gendarmeries. First, how the system was developed during the Napoleonic régime as a military-civil force for the maintenance of order and for the enforcement of conscription legislation; and second, what made gendarmeries attractive to the rulers of so many European states during the nineteenth century.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2000 David Laven and Lucy Riall
ISBN: 1-85973-244-5, 978-1-85973-244-1
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 21711
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 09:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21711
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