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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Colin Burrow


This book examines a period of particular importance in the formation of the modern French state. The revolutionary strife and international war of the 1790s had important and far-reaching consequences for the development of democracy and bureaucracy in France. This book's study of changes in army administration in this period sheds light on the dynamic relationship between the spread of political participation, the rationalization of public power, and the build-up of military might. The book shows how the exigencies of war and the vagaries of revolutionary politics wrought rapid and profound ... More

Keywords: modern French state, revolution, war, democracy, bureaucracy, political participation, public power, military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205425
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Burrow, author
University of Cambridge