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Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century
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Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Clive Emsley


The history of police and policing have been the subject of much interest and research in recent years, but this book provides the first serious academic exploration of the origins and development of the role of soldier-policemen: the gendarmeries of 19th-century Europe. The author presents a detailed account of the French Gendarmeries from the old regime up to the First World War, and looks at the reasons for how and why this model came to be exported across continental Europe in the wake of the Re ... More

Keywords: police, policing, soldier-policemen, gendarmeries, gendarmes, 19th-century Europe, France, Italy, Germany, Habsburg Empire

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207986
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clive Emsley, author
The Open University
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