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Introduction

Howard G. Brown

in War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198205425
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676628 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the impact of the French Revolution and international war in the 1790s on the formation of the modern French state. This book aims to identify the precise interplay of factors generating state bureaucracy during the revolution, especially after 1791. It attempts to explain how power struggles between legislators, ministers, generals, and army contractors determined the nature, timing, and scope of changes to army control and administration.

Keywords: France; political history; state; French Revolution; war; army

Chapter.  4265 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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