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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic StatePolitics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799$
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Colin Burrow

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205425

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001

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Forming Revolutionary Government

Forming Revolutionary Government

(p.65) 3 Forming Revolutionary Government
War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State

Howard G. Brown

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the history of the formation of the revolutionary government in France during the later part of the 18th century. The destruction of executive power between April 1792 and April 1793 led to the creation of revolutionary means of directing the war effort and to the gradual disappearance of the separation of powers. The rebuilding of state power began in April 1793 when the Committee of Public Safety replaced the Committee of General Defence and made it possible for the legislature to usurp executive power without destroying it.

Keywords:   revolutionary government, France, political history, separation of powers, Committee of Public Safety, Committee of General Defence, legislature

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