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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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Thermidor and the Bureaucratic Challenge

Thermidor and the Bureaucratic Challenge

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(p.150) 6 Thermidor and the Bureaucratic Challenge
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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State
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Howard G. Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0007

This chapter examines the changes in the bureaucracy and in the structure and personnel of military administration in France during the Thermidorian Convention of the French Revolution. The Thermidorians had to face various problems, including the lack of stability of executive power and the Conventionnels' use of despotic state power for personal and factional ends. Somehow, the Thermidorian Convention largely surmounted the bureaucratic challenge of year III through cuts and consolidation.

Keywords:   bureaucracy, military administration, France, Thermidorian Convention, French Revolution, executive power, political history

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