- Title Pages
- List of Tables
- 1 Introduction
- 2 ‘The Most Useful Corps for the Nation…’: <i>The Maréchaussée</i>
- 3 ‘Good Citizens and Brave Soldiers’: Gendarmes and the Revolution
- 4 ‘The Most Efficient Way to Maintain…Tranquillity’: Gendarmes in Napoleonic France
- 5 ‘One of the Most Sure Guarantees of Order’: The Gendarmerie and the Restoration
- 6 ‘A Sacrifice to Rancour…Popular Prejudices and…Jealousy’: Gendarmes and the July Monarchy
- 7 ‘A Genuine and Dependable Army of the Interior’: Gendarmes Imperial and Republican
- 8 Hussars, Brigands, and Others: Policing Rural Europe before Napoleon
- 9 ‘Compatriots and Friends’: Gendarmes Across the Empire
- 10 ‘For the Greater Happiness of the State’: Gendarmes beyond the Empire
- 11 Variations: Carabinieri
- 12 Variations: Landjägers and Gendarmes
- 13 Variations: The Habsburg Lands
- 14 Variations: Elsewhere
- 15 ‘The Man Praising Order’
- Printed Primary Sources
- (p.1) 1 Introduction
- Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe
- Oxford University Press
This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to study the development and origin of soldier-policemen who have been ignored in the gendarme. It describes Gendarmerie as the most efficient way to maintain the peace in Europe because it provides a surveillance half civil, half military, spread across the whole territory.
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