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Controlling Paris: Armed Forces and Counter-Revolution, 1789-1848

Jonathan M. House


When not at war, armies are often used to control civil disorders, especially in eras of rapid social change and unrest. But in nineteenth-century Europe, without the technological advances of modern armies and police forces, an army's only advantages were discipline and organization—and in the face of popular opposition to the regime in power, both could rapidly deteriorate. Such was the case in France after the Napoleonic Wars, where a cumulative recent history of failure weakened an already fragile army's ability to keep the peace. After the February 1848 overthrow of the last king of Franc ... More

Keywords: civil disorders, France, social unrest, Europe, June Days, police, armed forces, economic policy, social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479881154
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479881154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan M. House, author